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Rushden Echo, 8th March 1918
Mrs. Sarah Ada Abrams

THE DEATH took place on Monday morning at the age of 58, of Mrs. Abrams, wife of Mr. William Abrams, of 84, Washbrook-road.  Deceased, who was a native of Raunds, died from an affection of the heart, after an illness of about eight weeks, and she leaves a husband, one daughter (Miss Winifred Abrams), and one son (Mr. Herbert E. Abrams).  Deceased (nee Miss Vorley) left Raunds in her younger days for Wellingborough, and after her marriage came to reside at Rushden.  She was a regular attendant at the Park-road Baptist Church, and had been a member of the Rushden Women’s Co-operative Guild ever since its inception.  She was able to attend to light household duties until stricken eight weeks ago with the illness which proved fatal.  The funeral took place yesterday afternoon in the cemetery in the presence of a large company of sympathisers.  The service in the chapel and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. R. C. Law, A.T.S., the Baptist minister.  The coffin, which was of polished elm with brass fittings, was inscribed:-

Died March 4th, 1918
Aged 58 years.

The mourners were Mr. W. Abrams (husband), Miss Winnie Abrams (daughter), Mr. Herbert E. Abrams (son), Mrs. J. Oliver, Northampton (sister), Mr. E. Vorley, Ringstead (brother), Mr. and Mrs. C. Draper, Higham Ferrers (brother-in-law and sister), Mr. and Mrs. J. Vorley, Raunds (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vorley, Raunds (brother and sister-in-law), Mrs. Wm. Austin, Earls Barton (sister-in-law), Mrs. A. Sayers, Rushden (cousin), Mrs. W. Underwood, Raunds (niece), Mr. and Mrs. A. Charles, Rushden (brother-in-law and sister-in-law).  Mrs. H. E. Abrams was unable to attend owing to illness.  The Women’s Co-operative Guild were represented by Mrs. Hornsby and Mrs. Whiting.  Mrs. Coombs and Mrs. Spencer represented the Wellingborough Co-operative Guild.  There were a large number of beautiful floral tributes, including a harp with a broken string, from the husband and children, and a wreath from the Women’s Co-operative Guild.  Mr. T. Swindall was the undertaker.  Mr. W. Abrams and the family desire to return their sincere thanks to the many friends for the kind expressions of sympathy with them in their bereavement.

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