Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Mrs. J. W. Wortman Dies Very Suddenly

Mrs. John Wortman passed away yesterday afternoon, Wednesday January 5, 1927, at the La Grande hospital where she had been taken for an operation for appendicitis. She never rallied from the operation.

Kathryn Dufur was born in Waupaca, Wisconsin, April 8, 1884, and came west with her father and the family in 1901, going first to Bellingham, Washington. Afterward they made their home at Kalama, Washington. She was a highly educated and cultured woman and engaged in teaching after she had finished her training. While she was teaching at Enterprise she and Mr. Wortman became acquainted and they were married at Kalama, June 30, 1910.

Later they came to Enterprise and made their home for several years. Mrs. Wortman was on the high school faculty and her husband taught part of the time and also was county clerk. They moved to Union where both taught, Mr. Wortman being principal of the grade school. Mrs. Wortman gave up her school work a year and a half ago.

Mrs. Wortman was survived by her husband and two children. A daughter has passed away and is buried at Enterprise.

Funeral services will be held at union and burial will be in Enterprise. Mr. Wortman said this morning over the telephone he would not know the day and hour of the services until he had heard from relatives in the east from whom word was awaited.

Source:Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, January 6, 1927
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor