Etta demented?

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Etta demented? - DEMENTED 1111 Insane Mother Who Drowned Three...
DEMENTED 1111 Insane Mother Who Drowned Three Children in Well Improving GRAND RAPIDS, April 23 (JP) Mrs. Etta Butts, 41, who became sud denly insane Thursday and drowned her three children in a cistern, was in Receiving hospital Saturday believed to be recovering from her attempt to take her own life. Doctors for a time had believed she would die. As the bodies of her children lay In a mortuary awaiting burial Sunday, the mother, in brief periods of lucidity. seemed unaware that she had taken the lives of the three. Max, 9, Ross, 7. and Betty Jane, 4. She gave instruc tjons to an attendant on how to pre pare a meal for the little girl. Revision of plans for a triple funeral for the children was announced Sat urday by their father. Carl Butts. A service will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock in the Rogers Park school house, within sight of the children's children's home southwest of the city. The bodies than will be removed to Sunfield, girlhood home of Mrs. Butts, where a second service will be held at 3 p. m., in the United Brethren church. Burial will be in the nearby Mulliken cemetery. SLAYER RECOVERING

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  1. Lansing State Journal,
  2. 23 Apr 1932, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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