Alfie Elizabeth McGinnis McKernan Goodvin
MCGINNIS, MCKERNANA, GOODVIN
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Date: 1/9/2016 at 07:52:50
Goodvin, Alfie Elizabeth McGinnis McKernan -
Alfie Elizabeth McGinnis, daughter of Samuel and Sarah McGinnis, was born May 9, 1861, at Streator, Illinois, and passed away at her home in Lenox on October 19, 1945, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 10 days.
On August 16, 1878, she was married to Chas H. McKernan at Streator, Illinois, and to this union was born one daughter, Alta Eugenia, who died April 18, 1901. The family lived at Atlantic, Iowa , for some time, later coming to Adams county; and in November 1898 they moved to the farm west of Lenox where they lived for many years. More than 30 years ago they came to Lenox, where Mr. McKernan died April 28, 1926.
On March 8, 1937, she was married to Watson Goodvin, who died September 23, 1940. Mrs. Goodvin had been in failing health for a long time but always was cheerful and kindly to those about her, and kept her faith and trust in God. She was highly esteemed by her many friends and will be greatly missed in this community. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and always kept an interest in the things about her.
Left to mourn her passing are two nephews, Earl Palmer of Nodaway and Arthur Palmer of Corning; six step-children: Dora Curtis, Ralph Goodvin, Harry Goodvin and Faye Russell, all of Corning, Harold Goodvin of Maryville, Missouri, Ruby Butler of St. Joseph, Missouri; and 15 step-grandchildren. Also a foster son, S. A. Wilson of Dubuque and a large group of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at the home at 2 p.m. October 21, the Rev. Earl Moneymaker officiating. Interment was at Fairview cemetery.
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa, Thursday, October 25, 1945
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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