Born: 19 Sep 1861
Died: 21 Mar 1936
At the age of: 74
Plot Number: H4
Spouse: James B Hitt
Parents: Charles Parke, Lavine Coltrin Parke
MRS. JANE HITT DIES AT MALTA
Wife of Former State Senator Resident of Raft River For 65 Years
Mrs. Jane Lavinna Hitt, 74, died Sunday at 9 a.m. at her home in Malta from a lingering illness. She was born Sep. 19, 1861, in Carson City, Nev., the daughter of Charles and Lavinna Coltrin Parke. The family has lived in the Raft River country since June 10, 1871.
The deceased was married to James B. Hitt Jan. 1, 1882. He preceded his wife in death a number of years ago. Mr. Hitt was one of southern Idaho’s foremost livestock men and was one of the pioneer state senators from Cassia county.
Surviving are six children—Laura Peterson of Garland, Utah; James R. Hitt and John G. Hitt of Malta; Mrs. Jenna Carlstead of Venice, Calif.; three children having preceded the mother in death. There are 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Mrs. Kate Marshall of Burley, also survives.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Malta L. D. S. Ward with Bishop John O. Smith officiating. Interment under the direction of D. E. Johnson was made in Malta cemetery.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Malta L. D. S. Ward with Bishop John O. Smith officiating. The opening song was “I Need Thee Every Hour” by the choir; prayer by Orson Sanders; speaker, David Hubbard of Elba; solo, “Lay My Head Beneath the Rose,” by Mrs. Laura H. Thompson; Thomas Taylor of Burley was the next speaker; Mrs. Erma Galliher sang “That Wonderful Mother of Mine;” Hyrum S. Lewis was the next speaker.
The choir sang “Shall We Meet Beyond the River” and benediction was pranced by I. J. Neddo Jr. Interment under the direction of D. E. Johnson was made in Malta cemetery with Raft River Grange holding services at the grave in charge was Harrison Powers. The grave was dedicated by J. Henry Thompson.