MRS. JOSEPHINE BITTERS
JANUARY 14, 1937
Mrs. Josephine Bitters, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, January 11, at the age of 66 years and three days. the end came at the home which he had shared for many years with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Roach.
Mrs. Bitters became ill about ten days before Christmas, but her condition did not become serious until Tuesday, the 5th of January, when bronchial pneumonia developed and after which she declined steadily.
The funeral mass was sung in Saints Peter and Paul's church at 9:30 o'clock this Thursday morning, the Rev. A. M. Coffey, of Gibson, celebrating the mass and the sermon being delivered by Rev. C.J. Williams of Piper City. The pastor, Rev. P. Markey, was also in the sanctuary.
Interment was made in Chatsworth cemetery, beside the final resting place of the mother and sister of the deceased.
The following served as casket bearers:Thomas C. Ford, Adolph J. Haberkorn, C.E. Kohler, Henry williams, Henry Rosenboom, Arthur G. Walter, T.J. O'Connor and Ed Franey.
Josephine, daughter of George and Alice Hull, was born January 8, 1871, at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The family left Canada when she was only three months old and located in Fairbury. When she was three years old they moved to Kentland, Indiana. There she received her education and grew to young womanhood and married Dr. J.V. VanDuzer. Following her marriage she lived in Milford, where her husband practiced his profession. A son was born of this union; this son, Elmer, died in 1896. Dr. VanDuzer died in 1898. In 1901 Mrs. Bitters came to Chatsworth where she and her sister conducted a millinery business until 1920. In 1912 she was married to Milo A. Bitters, who died in 1914.
She is survived by her sister Lillian (Mrs. John E. Roach) and two nephews, Emmet J. Roach of Chatsworth, and James P. VanDuzer of Chicago. One sister, Lucy Hull, died in 1916 and a brother, Will Hull, died in 1911.
Mrs. Bitters was a member of the Catholic Woman's League and of the Chatsworth Woman's Club. For many years she had been an active and valued participant in the charitable undertakings and in the social life of these organizations. Being highly esteemed by her associates, as well as beloved in the home she jointly made so many years with her closest of kin.
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