The wide circle of friends who knew and respected Mrs. Otto Harlandeer were cast into profound sorrow by her sudden death Sunday evening at 8:15 o'clock. In her death a beautiful life ended. Always subject to a heart difficulty, she had had frequent severe attacks, particularly worse for a year or more past, when resuscitation on some occasions was beyond natural expectation. It was during one of these poor spells that her young life fled. Saturday evening she had been out with a party for a boat ride, and after returning and while going from the landing to her home, she was stricken with the final attack and was carried the balance of the distance by her husband. A physician was summoned and it was Sunday morning before she became comfortable. She rested nicely during the day, and only shortly before she expired she said in response to query: "O I'm coming out all right; but I'm so weak." The sudden change was indeed a great shock.
Nellie B. Rush was born in Camden, a daughter of the late Frank and Dora Rush, practically her entire life having been spent here. She was 28 years old June 7th. In very early life she united with the Methodist church, and friends everywhere testify to her excellent character and many winning traits. In spite of her affliction she was supremely happy; she loved her home to which she was devoted; she possessed a cheerful disposition, and struggled to live for those she loved. It was natural for her to be charitable, and many kindnesses have been extended to needy ones through the response of her noble heart. Her marriage to Mr. Harlander formerly of Rome, but now head machinist athe Water Wheel Works, took place Oct. 14th, 1908.
Besides her husband she leaves her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Smith, three sisters and a brother -- Mrs. Thos. Thompson and Mrs. Olin Jones of Elmira, Mrs. William J. McGillis of Camden and Mr. Clayton Rush of Gouverneur.
The funeral was held from her late home on Liberty street yesterday at 2:30, Rev. Frederick Maunder officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Short. Many beautiful flowers and a large attendance of friends, evidenced the sorrow over her death and attested the esteem in which she was held. The singers were Miss Rae and Mr. Barnes. The bearers were her brother and brother-in-law. Burial was made in the family plot in Forest Park cemetery.
Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Jones, of Elmira, Clayton Rush of Gouverneur, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harlander Sr., Mr. Joseph Harlander, Jr., Miss Mary Harlander, Albert Golden, Mrs. Hattie Pierce, Mrs. Louis Kaffer, Mrs. Joseph Mammosser, Mrs. Henry Mumbach, Mrs. John Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Smith of Rome, and Mr. Frank Harlander of Toledo, Ohio.
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