Mrs. Schutz got up before her husband did and went to start the fire in the kitchen stove and used some oil in a can and when she threw it on the fire there was an explosion and the fire was all over the room and her clothing immediately caught fire.
The deceased was born and raised near Lowell and has a host of friends here at her old home who regret to hear of the terrible accident.
Edith Ione Hoshaw, youngest daughter of Allen and Ida Hoshaw, was born in Newton County, Ind., April 29, 1890.
When only a few years old, she with her parents moved to Lowell, where she received her education and graduated from Lowell High School, and after a Normal course, taught a few years.
On September 23, 1913, she was united in marriage with John Shuttz, of near Schererville, Ind., where they have since made their home. To this union six children were born. The first born, twins, died in infancy as did a baby son, Delman Ernest. Ida Lucretia aged 9, Marjoria Jean age 6 and Vern age 5, with the husband survive her. She also leaves her father, three brothers, Will and Clarence, of Crown Point; Floyd, of Winfield, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Bert D. Hayden, of Crown Point. A sister, Mrs. T.E. Denny, of St. Anne, Ill., passed away three years ago.
Mrs. Shuttz was a kind neighbor and a loving mother, spending a greater part of the last ten years at home, where she has lovingly and tenderly cared for the little invalid daughter, Ida Lucretia.
She passed from this life Friday morning, February 29, 1924, after being terribly burned, at the age of 33 years and ten months.
Funeral services were held at Crown Point Sunday. Burial was made at Ross Station. Many relatives from Lowell attended the funeral services.
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