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PLITT, Anna M. (Walters)

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 18 Mar 1886, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Mrs. A. M. Plitt

The death of Anna M. Plitt, relict of Lewis Plitt, of Kansas City, Mo., on the 15th inst., was heretofore announced in the local columns of the Tribune. Her remains arrived at this place on the Day Express this morning for interment in Sandyvale Cemetery, where her husband reposes. The funeral will take place from the Lutheran Church, on Franklin street, after the customary services of that denomination, at half-past 10 A.M. to-morrow. Rev. Dr. R. A. Fink will officiate, services beginning at 10 o'clock sharp.

The deceased was born in Baltimore, Md., January 28 1821, and was aged sixty-five years one month and seventeen days at the time of her demise. Her maiden name was Walters. She was a sister of Henry Walters, well known here, and leaves a brother, Arthur, now of Clarion, Pa.

When about fifteen years old the deceased was united in marriage to Lewis Plitt, and the young couple soon after located in Johnstown, which for a long period of years was their home, and became as well known in this community as any family who ever resided here. She became the mother of nine children, all of whom, save George H., now residing in Muscatine, Iowa, and Mary F., widow of Jacob Schell, of Kansas City, are dead. After the marriage of the children and their removal West the parents located in Wilton, Iowa, and afterward in Kansas City, where they resided until the summons came which bade them cross the line dividing the known from the unknown.

Mrs. Plitt was a lady of more than ordinary accomplishments, and having the advantage of extensive travel, was an entertaining companion. She had visited the Continent of Europe and most of the principal cities of the United States, and was an intelligent observer. During the Centennial Exhibition she contributed a number of descriptive letters to the Tribune of the foreign display - particularly of art - which will be remembered as highly interesting and entertaining by the readers of this paper.

She was a devoted wife and mother, and always a marked figure in social life. From her early youth she was a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, and died in the full hope of the eternal reward that awaits the faithful followers of the great Head of the church. Her death followed close upon a stroke of paralysis, but she knew the summons called her away, and she met the messenger fully resigned, and sank to rest as peacefully as the child reposing on its mother's breast falls into gentle slumber.

Her death will be lamented by a large circle of acquaintances, and her children will mourn the demise of the best and truest friend they can know on earth.

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