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Sadly, tragedy would visit the Kauffman family yet again. The Chicago Daily Tribune from December 17, 1988 carried the following obituary:
Jane Zelda Bellow Kauffman died on May 9, 2003 just short of her 96th birthday, in a nursing home in Mason, Ohio where she had gone to live with extended family.
In this blog I have occasionally told the stories of other people who chose to end their own life. It is very easy to judge without knowing all the facts or seeing into the mind of the departed. As with Paulina Klein who took her own life and that of her infant daughter, Lawrence Kauffman felt that his only option on August 22, 1958 was to end his own life - a tragedy, to be sure.
P.F.C. Larry Lawrence Kauffman - may he rest in peace.