After a lingering illness of several months, Mrs. L. D. [Draper Maletta] Cutsinger died at her house [June 26, 1898] two miles west of Palermo Saturday night, about ten o’clock. She has always had delicate health and finally became the victim of consumption. Mrs. Cutsinger, who was the youngest daughter of Thomas House, was born in this city, March 12, 1872, and spend a larger portion of her life in this city and on a farm southeast of the city. She graduated from the Newman schools in 1889 at the age of sixteen years and married to L. D. Cutsinger, Jan. 26, 1898.

A short funeral service was conducted at the home at 11 o’clock Monday by Rev. J. B. Pawson, of Hume, and the remains brought to the Newman Cemetery for interment; the funeral procession arriving at the cemetery about 1:30 o’clock, where a large concourse of her Newman friends had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to her. The INDEPENDENT joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved husband and relatives.

Newman Independent, June, 1898
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman