Monday, December 10, 2012

Srait, Lelah (Fish) 1875-1934 Morris Obituary

Srait, Lelah (Fish) 1875-1934 Morris Obituary

Mrs. Bert Strait, Morris,
Dies After Long Illness

Esteemed Resident of That Community
Dies at Parshall Hospital Here—Funeral Wednesday

Morris, July 10---After many weeks of suffering, Mrs. Bert Strait of Hargrave street, Morris, passed away at the Parshall hospital, Oneonta, where she had been a patient for over a week, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, due to a complication of diseases.
Lelah M. Fish, youngest of the four children of Moses and Lydia (Lamb) Fish, was born, August 9, 1875, in Otego, in which township she spent her girlhood.
On December 25, 1900, she was united in marriage to Bert Strait. Mr. and Mrs. Strait resided in Otego for a year, after which they lived in the town of Butternuts for three years and since that time, have always had a home in Morris, where Mr. Strait is now assisting in the Dr. F. I Reed Animal hospital.
The deceased was a woman, whose enthusiastic interest anddesire to be of service to others was very marked. Sincerely devoted to her home and to her church, and always active in the various branches of the latter as long as her health permitted, she leaves a host of friends, who will cherish her memory.
The immediate surviving relatives are the husband and a sister, Mrs. Chloe Sheldon of Otego, one nephew and one niece, to all of whom much sympathy is extended.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dr. C. E. Vermilya of the Methodist church, will be held at Stillwell's Undertaking parlors in Hartwick Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in the new part of Hillington cemetery, Morris.

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