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Obits > 1929 Mrs. Mary (Lane) Schutt

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette
July 22, 1929 - Monday, pg. 2, col. 5

MRS. MARY SCHUTT (nee Mary Lane)


Mrs. Mary Schutt, wife of J. S. Schutt, passed away Sunday evening at 10 o'clock at her home, 816 LeRoy avenue, Rock Falls, following a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered Saturday morning at 10:45 o'clock.

Her son, Avon Scott, and two daughteers, Mrs. O. R. Chatterson, and Mrs. P. A. Spearen, all of whom live in Grand Rapids, Mich., were hastily summoned and were with their mother at the end. Mrs. Chatterson was accompanied by her husband. Beside her husband, son and daughters, Mrs. Schutt is survived by two brothers and one sister, C. L. Lane of near Harmon, Mrs. J. J. Hollis of Montmorency and G. C. Lane of Rock Falls. She also leaves three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Charles Herbon of Round Grove, passed away four months ago.

Mrs. Schutt's maiden name was Mary Lane, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane, pioneers of Montmorency, in which township she was born 56 years ago. Her entire life has been lived in this vicinity, where she leaves a multitude of friends.

Brief funeral seervices will be held at the late home in Rock Falls Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and at 2:30 o'clock services will be held in St. John's Lutheran church in Sterling, in charge of the pastor, Dr. E. C. Harris. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery.

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
July 26, 1929 - Friday, pg. 5, col. 3


Mary M. Lane was born in Hume Township, Whiteside Co., Ill, June 4, 1873, and ended this life rather suddenly in her home, 816 LeRoy Ave., Rock Falls, Ill., July 21, 1929, aged 56 years, 1 months, and 17 days. She was the daughter of Charles and Susan Lane, early settlers in Whiteside Co., the fatheer coming west from New York and the mother from Bureau County. Hume Township was nearly all prairie when they first made their home there in the later fifties. The father was taken by death in 1915, and the mother, Feb. 5, 1919. There were six children in the family, who received their elementary education at the Hume Center Public school.

Miss Lane was united in marriage Nov. 27, 1891, to Albert E. Scott. To them three children were born all living in Grand Rapids, Mich., Avon L. Scott, Mrs. Dollie Scott Spearen, and Mrs. Ruth Vestal Chatterson; also three grandchildren, Charles LeRoy Spearen, Marion Scott Vestal, and Shirley Edna Scott. After Mrs. Scott's separation, she, too made her home for a year or more in Grand Rapids. She was married to Julius S. Schutt, Aug. 14, 1928. Of her own immediate family, two brothers and a sister survive: Charles LeRoy Lane, Harmon, Ill.; Grover C. Lane, Rock Falls, Ill., and Ida, wife of Marvin Hollis, south of Rock Falls. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death, J. Robert Lane, whose home was in Tintah, Minn., but who died in Rochester hospital, Dec. 20, 1919; Loren Lane, who died at home, at the age of forty-eight; and Ina, wife of Charles Herbon, who passed away at Round Grove, Ill., only last February.

The writer remembers clearly the tragic end of her daughter, Susie Carol, whose death occurred in Sterling's first hospital, a residence on West Fourth Street, Oct. 9, 1911, as a result of an anaesthetic administered for an operation. The mother bore up bravely over that loss of her bright little eleven year old girl in whom her hopes were so largely centered. Her funeral service was held in the Congregational church of Rock Falls, and burial made in Riverside cemetery, Sterling.

Mrs. Schutt enjoyed the best of health up until last Saturday morning when she was the victim of a stroke of apoplexy, which rendered her unconscious and from which she never recovered consciousness, the end coming very peacefully about 10 o'clock Sunday evening with all her loved ones gathered about her bedside. It is a cause for comfort that she breathed her last as prayer was being offered in her behalf and those gathered about her. Her spirit winged its flight to God from whence it had first come, and the exclamation of a loved one at the time expressed the feeling all had, "At Rest."

While Mrs. Schutt was not permitted to fill out our usually accepted thought of the span of a human life, she was indeed a true mother to her children, who shall ever hold her memory as blessed. The love of a mother is surely next to the love of God, who gave His only Son, that all might have Eternal Life. May the Lord of all comfort all who mourn.

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