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Ruth Aigie Rainey obituary

Oneonta Daily Star
January 13, 1921
Beloved High School Student
Ruth Rainey Dies Tuesday Night After Two Months’ Illness

     Miss Ruth Aigie rainey, beloved only child of Rupert W. and Minnie Rainey of South Side, died at 11 p. m. on Tuesday at the home of Miss Lillian Smith, 54 Academy street, this city. Her illness, which was of mastoiditis, was of about two month’s duration; and on Tuesday of last week she was brought to the home of Mrs. Smith in the hope that the change with the accompanying convenience for prompt medical treatment might be beneficial. The hope, however, was unavailing. She failed steadily despite all that could be done for her relief, and the end came Tuesday night as above stated.
     Miss Rainey was born August 22, 1901, at Warnerville, where the family then resided. Eleven years ago the family moved to Oneonta, residing for the first seven years in this city and for the last four on the farm on South Side. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and a student of the Oneonta High school, from which she would have graduated in June next. She was a lovely, companionable girl, a consistent Christian, a good student, and by all who knew her held in highest esteem. During her long illness the deepest concern has been expressed by her classmates and associates, and the recollection of her will long remain to them as a cherished and saddened memory. By them also, and by all who knew her, heartfelt sympathy will be felt for the parents so much bereaved
     Besides the parents above named her nearest surviving relatives are uncles and aunts, several of whom live in Schoharie county. One of them, J. D. Rainey, is a resident of this city.
     The funeral, which will be private, will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the home of her uncle, above named, at 7 Draper street. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. B. M. Jones of the First Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate, and interment will be in the family plot in the cemetery at Richmondville.
     Friends of the deceased desiring to pay their respects can do so from 3 to 5 o’clock this afternoon at 7 Draper street.

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