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CALHOUND PAPER HARDIN, ILLINOIS
Thursday Sept 18, 1941
WOMEN, 24 Drowned At Hardin
Body Of East Hardin Lady Found
Floating in River: Disappeared
Thursday morning of last week the body of Lulu Peters DeRouse, 24 years old,
was found in the Illinois River south of Hardin near the Paul Aderton residence.
Sam Presley and Chas. Brayman who were fishing nearby noticed the body and
brought it to shore. They notified Coroner Hanks immediately and the body was then
taken to the Hanks Funeral Home. After considering the evidence presented,
the coroner's jury returned a verdict of "cause unknown." Funeral services
were from the funeral home, Rev. C. Grove of Batchtown officiating. Interment
was in the Hardin cemetery.
Mrs. DeRouse, a daughter of Robert
Peters of East Hardin, was last seen by
several persons in Hardin Tuesday morning. After inquiries had been made
concerning her whereabouts, the family reported to Sheriff Schmieder on
Wednesday that she was missing. Until five months ago, Mrs. DeRouse had
resided in Prairie De Rocher, Ill. With her husband, Elmer DeRouse, to whom
she had been married for nine years. At the time her furniture was
to East Hardin, the truck was wrecked and all contents demolished. Her father
stated that she had been somewhat despondent since returning to East Hardin.
Besides her husband, Mrs. DeRouse leaves surviving, her parents, four brothers
and three sisters, Robert, Joe, Arthur, James, Ethel, Thelma and Mary. She
also is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Harriet Peters and other relatives.
Mrs. Lulu DeRouse
Missing Two Day
Body Was Found
A wedding ring was one of the chief means if identifying a body
taken from the Illinois river, about one mile south of Hardin last
Thursday at 9:30 a. m. by two fishermen, Sam Presley and
The ring and shoes helped Robert Peters of East Hardin in
identity as that of his daughter, Mrs. Lulu Edith DeRouse, 24, who been
missing since Tuesday morning from his home and for whom a search
had been instigated.
At a coroner's inquest Thursday at 7 p. m., conducted by Coroner Lee
Hanks of Belleview a verdict of death by drowning was returned,
Funeral rites for Mrs. DeRouse were conducted at 9:30 a. m. Friday at
Hanks funeral home here by the Rev. C. Grove, pastor of Batchtown
Mrs. DeRouse was last seen on Tuesday morning. She had left the
home of her parents at East Hardin about 6 a. m., telling her mother she
planned to go to Hardin.
Testimony at the Inquest revealed she had been seen to cross the bridge
into Hardin and was seen after her arrival here, but after that, trace of her
apparently had been lost.
The body which was seen floating in the river by Presley and
was taken, by them to shore, near the home of Paul Aderton, and
Sheriff Joseph C. Schmieder was notified.
DeRouse, who had been at the home of her parents for the past
four months, had resided here until her marriage about eight years
She came to East Hardin four months ago from Prairie De Rocher where
Emil DeRouse, now resides.
Besides her parents, she is survived by four brothers, Robert, Joseph,
Arthur, and James Peters, all of East Hardin, and three sisters,
Mrs. Ethel Fowler, Rock Island; Thelma and Mary Peters, who reside at
home. She also leaves her grandmother, Mrs. Harriett Peters of Hardin.
Born: Hardin, Illinois Nov 27, 1916
Died: Sept 16, 1941 Hardin, Illinois