Mrs. Kittie A. Strait
Mrs. Kittie Alice Toombs, widow of the late Delbert Strait, formerly of Laurens, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Harrington, at Garrattsville, at a little past midnight Saturday evening, Dec. 6, from paralysis from which she had suffered for about eight weeks previous to her death. She was born at Coventry, N. Y., June 1, only daughter of Jonah and Adelaide (Benedict) Toombs. After the death of her father the family moved to the town of Laurens near Gilbert Lake, where they lived for many years.
She was united in marriage to Delbert Strait of Laurens, Jan. 23, 1893, their entire wedding life being passed in that vicinity. After Mr. Strait's death four years ago she moved to Garrattsville where she has since resided. A woman of pleasing personality, very quiet and exceedingly devoted to her home and family. For the past seven years she has very tenderly cared for her invalid mother.
Left to mourn the loss of a loving mother, daughter and sister are three children, Austin Strait, Mrs. Herman Harrington and Mrs. Harry Stickles; her aged mother, and one brother, Edwin Toombs of Pittsfield, and a wide circle of friends who unite with the family in their sorrow.
The funeral was largely attended at her late home Wednesday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. J. C. Calhoun, pastor of the U. P. church at Garrattsville, a close friend of the family. Interment was beside her husband in the Laurens cemetery. The bearers were, Bert Strait, George Strait, Harry Strait and Herman Harrington.