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Lucile V. Godfrey 1899-1912


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 16:04:36

Lucile Godfrey is Dead
Miss Lucile V. Godfrey died Thursday [May 23, 1912] morning at 6:35 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Godfrey, of heart troubles and complication of other diseases, after an illness of fifteen weeks, all of which she was confined to her bed. Her age was twelve years, eleven months and ten days. The sad news of her death cast a shadow over the whole community. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)

Lucile Godfrey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Godfrey passed away at her home in this city Thursday morning at 6:30 o’clock, after a lingering illness of seventeen weeks. She had been confined at home fifteen weeks when death claimed her.

Funeral service was held from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. R.C. Mitchell officiating. Burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Lucile V. Godfrey was born in the same house in which she died June 12, 1899. Her life has been spent here except for short intervals when the family lived in Denver and Cedar Rapids. About three years ago she joined the Presbyterian church and was always faithful little worker in the church. Lucile was a favorite among her playmates as she was jovial and whole hearted. When any little trouble would arise among them she was the peacemaker of the crowd. The past eight years she had a very weak heart, since a run of scarlet fever. When a number of weeks ago many friends of this bright little girl and the Godfrey family learned that Lucile’s condition was hopeless, it came as a shock to all. During her illness she was a patient sufferer, always trying to be cheerful when pain was severe.

She was a lovable and model child in every way. In her death all share in the sorrow, and extend sympathy to the family.

Those from out-of-town here to attend the funeral were: John Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Godfrey, and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Casey of Cedar Rapids; Fred and Charles Chambers and Frank Goff, of Baron, Wisconsin; and Robert Corey of Mason City. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 29, 1912)


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