I found the following 2 obituaries in local newspapers:
From the Remsen Bell Enterprise newspaper, Friday, 29 May 1908, page 1
Susan Bentz was born in Worthington Iowa on the 18th day of August 1878. In 1885 her parents moved to LeMars and a few years later to Remsen. Here Miss Bentz became the wife of Henry Hamman in the year 1898. Six children were born to them and they live with their father to mourn their irreparable loss. About two years ago Mrs. Hamman began to complain. She had treatment in hospitals in Sioux City and LeMars, but her case was a hopeless one from the start.
The second obituary is from The Remsen News, Remsen, Iowa, May 28, 1908 page 4
Mrs. Henry Hammond died at the family home here last Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. She had been ill for nearly a year from the dread disease, cancer. She had been at Sioux City and LeMars twice in the hopes of obtaining relief but all treatment was in vain. In her death she leaves motherless six children, all less than nine years of age.
I found the following note in a Remsen newspaper and wondered if this is when Susan was in the Hospital in Sioux City and Henry Hamman, Susan’s husband, had gone to visit her?
From The Remsen News newspaper, Remsen, Iowa Thursday 28 February 1907:
Also from The Remsen News newspaper, Remsen, Iowa Thursday, 14 May 1908:
Additional information about Susan’s brother and her funeral from the Alton Democrat, Alton, Iowa 30 May 1908, page 1:
I am always interested in the information I can find and the inconsistencies I see in obituaries. By looking at other articles in the newspaper I was able to find more then just facts to add to the story of Susan’s life.
If you have any corrections, additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,