submitted by: Robin Pardus
Arnett, Lottie J. b.12/24/1860 d. 2/3/1896
Copy on file from Republic of Feb.7, 1896
At her home in Sharon, Loraine township, Mrs. Henry W. Arnett died Monday, Feb. 3, 1896, at 5 p.m., of diabetes, a disease from which she had suffered for two years though only compelled to take to her bed about three weeks prior to death. The maiden name of the deceased was Lottie J. Kempster, she being a daughter of Henry and Elisa Kempster, early settlers of Whiteside county. She was born in Portland township, that county, Dec. 24th, 1860, and was united in marriage with her now bereaved husband Sept. 24th, 1884. But one child blessed the union and it died in infancy. Besides the husband, the father, five sisters and a brother, as well as many bound to her by ties of closest friendship, mourn that she has been called hence just in the prime of life. She was a woman whose social and home life was bright and cheerful, and even when in the shadow of death she bore up with christian fortitude and thought more of others than of self. Her last days called about her many friends who did all that willing hearts and ready hands could to give her comfort and peace. Funeral services were held at Sharon church at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Rev. Mr. Rife officiating, and she was laid at rest in the family burial lot adjacent to the church. The esteem in which she held was attested by the extrordinarily large attendance at the funeral, not more than a third of these present being able to get into the church.
(possibly buried in Sharon Cemetery)