Eva Maude (Goodvin) Cole (1867-1940)
BILLINGSLY, BOSWELL, COLE, EVANS, GOODVIN
Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 5/18/2017 at 20:54:30
The Adams County Free Press
January 18, 1940
The sudden passing of Mrs. George Cole last Wednesday morning brought sorrow to a large circle of friends and a devoted family. For sixty-two years Mrs. Cole has lived in Adams county and, by her kindly, cheerful spirit has fostered tendrils of friendships through the years and many will remember her understanding and loyal devotion over a long period of years.
Mrs. Cole had not been well since the death of her husband October 30, 1939, but carried on the work at the apartment house with cheerful conscientious effort which sometimes taxed her strength. Last week she did not feel so well and suffered heart attacks, which grew steadily more severe. Wednesday morning she was able to be up after an all night illness, but about ten o’clock she was taken suddenly worse, and passed away. She [remainder of news clipping sentence is not clear enough to transcribe].
Eva Maude Goodvin, daughter of J. N. and Elizabeth Goodvin was born November 17, 1867, at Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Sauk County, and lived there until she was nine years old, when the family moved to Adair county. After one year spent in Adair county the family came to Adams county and this has since been her home.
She was married to George E. Cole September 20, 1885, and to this union one daughter was born. She is now Mrs. Lloyd Boswell of Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Cole is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, Lloyd Goodvin, a nephew who was reared in the home; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Billingsly of Oshkosh, Nebr.; three brothers, Ernest of Hollywood, Calif., Walter of Lincoln, Minn., and Watt of Lenox, Iowa. Two sisters, Mrs. Iva Evans and Clarabelle have preceded her in death, the latter dying in infancy. George Goodvin, a nephew, who lived in the home, is also deceased.
Mrs. Cole was known and admired for her amiable disposition, her kindness to those associated with her, and her business ability. She has lived a useful life in the community, which will miss her gentle spirit.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Bernard Peterson of Atlantic, Iowa, Burial was in the Quincy cemetery.
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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