I am transcribing obituaries from our local newspaper archives (Scotia, Nebraska):
The Scotia Register
Volume XXXIII, Thursday, February 24, 1927, pg. 1, column 5
Mary Jane Harrison Dutcher was born February 2, 1852 in Burean County, Illinois, where she grew to womanhood. On November 2, 1868 she was married to Charles Dutcher, moving shortly after their marriage to Iowa, where they resided for a period of fourteen years. From Iowa they moved to Antelope County, Nebraska where they made their home for several years. They migrated to California in 1888. After ten years they returned to Howard County, Nebraska, later moving to Greeley County, Nebraska, where they have since resided.
Besides her husband, she leaves to survive her, their ten children, as follows: Minnie Eastlick, Horace, Nebraska; Emma Robinson, Santa Rosa, California; Wilson Dutcher, California; Tilton Dutcher, Lanzon, South Dakota; Nora Gydesen, Horace, Nebraska; Wallace Dutcher, Ericson, Nebraska; and Fremont, Jacob, John and Susan Dutcher of Horace, Nebraska.
She also leaves thirty-one grand children and ten great grand children.
Mrs. Dutcher is survived by three sisters: Sarah Noble, Fresno, California; Hannah Williams, Santa Rosa, California; Mahale Phelps, Ukiah, California and one brother, Jake Harrison, Santa Rosa, California.
Mrs. Dutcher was a good and loving wife and mother. She was always a devout believer in Christ and a good Christian worker. She was a woman of strong character and loved by all who knew her.
We have lost our darling mother,
She was bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven
And her form is lost from view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her!
Oh, how hard to give her up!
But an Angel came down for her
And removed her from our midst.
Internment was made in the Scotia Cemetery. Rev. G. A. Randall officiated.
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and words of sympathy during the sickness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and words of sympathy during the sickness and at the time of the death of our beloved wife and mother. We also wish to thank you for the floral offerings. Mr. Chas. Dutcher and family, Mrs. Emma Robenson and family, Mr. Tilton Dutcher and family, Mr. Fremont Dutcher and family, Mrs. Nora Gydesen and family, Mr. John Dutcher and family, Mr. Wallace Dutcher and family, Mr. Wilson Dutcher.