From "Keosauqua Republican", March 22, 1923:
Ephraim Slutts, son of Noah and Hannah Yant Slutts, was born in Seneca county, Ohio, September 1, 1834, and departed this life at his home in Keosauqua, Iowa, March 12, 1923, at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 11 days. He was united in marriage with Sarah Jane Barker in 1853, who preceded him in death. To this union were born eight children, all of whom are living except Frank, who died at the age of three years. The living are: James of Mt. Zion, Iowa; John of Mt. Zion; Sarah Miles of Corydon, Iowa; Ephraim Slutts of Hood River, Oregon; Mrs. Mary Jamison of Keosauqua; Bert of Mt. Zion, and Ed of Chicago.
Mr Slutts was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, a faithful husband, and a kind and loving father. He will be greatly missed by those with whom he was associated. He was gone, at a ripe old age, to join the innumerable hosts on their journey to that country from whose bourne no traveler returns.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, the 15th of March at 2 o'clock, at the residence by Rev. James M. Hedges, pastor of the Congregational church. Burial in Forbes cemetery.