- Mrs. Myrth Metz, 83, of 509 N. Prarie Ave., died early today at St. Joseph's hospital.
Mrs. Metz's nephews, Joseph Swithin, 1111 Clara Ave., and Robert Barnes, 1113 Clara Ave., became concerned about her because she had not been seen around her home for two or three days.
Police were notified and when they arrived at the house, they found all the doors and windows locked. From a step ladder police looked through a rear bedroom window and noticed Mrs. Metz lying on the floor. Police broke down a rear door and she was removed to the hospital. According to the police report, she was still conscious when she was taken from the house.
Mrs. Metz was born in Clarinda, Ia., and had lived in Joliet for the past 57 years. Prior to her marriage, she was employed in the office of the Barrett Hardware Co., Inc. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church. She had been under the care of a physician for a heart condition for some time. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1951.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fred Mateer, Chicago, and a brother, Bruce Ridenour, of Joliet.
Funeral services will be held at the Sonntag funeral home Friday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Lynn Taylor officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.