GOODMAN, Edna (1889-1940)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/2/2020 at 11:57:22
(April 23, 1889 – July 1, 1940)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., July 4, 1940, p.1, col.4
Final Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Goodman; Native Resident Here Passed Away Monday After A Long Illness
Final rites were held Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Edna Goodman, 51, native resident of Ida Grove, who passes away Monday after a long illness. Death was caused from complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at the Goodman home with the Rebekah lodge in charge under the direction of F. M. Stewart. Burial was made at the Ida Grove cemetery.
Ill 2 ½ Years
Mrs. Goodman had been in ill health for 2 ½ years, and during the last few months her condition became worse. She was born in Ida Grove on April 23, 1889, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Simon. Her father, outstanding merchant here, preceded her in death in June 1925. Her departmental and high school education was obtained in the local public system and she graduated in 1907.
Studied in Germany
The well-known resident studied in Germany for 1 ½ years while attending at Morningside College, Sioux City. She majored in foreign language in her studies at Frankfort, Germany. Upon her graduation from college, she taught in the Belmond, Iowa public school system from 1912 to 1915. On September 21, 1916, she was united in marriage to Lester D. Goodman. To this union two sons were born. One son, Bobby, passed away on June 28, 1927, at the age of eight, while Stanley survives.
Had Countless Friends
Mrs. Goodman had countless friends in the Ida Grove community and was imbued with the faculty of creating lifelong friendships and acquaintances. She was a devoted mother and wife. Her entire life was spent in accomplishing appreciative work in various active undertakings. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Past Noble Grand club of that organization. Besides her husband and son, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sigmund Simon, who made her home with her, two sisters, Mrs. Chester Oppenheimer, Jefferson, and Mrs. Violet Jacobsen, Chicago, and many other relatives and friends. Music was furnished by Mrs. E. A. Swanke and Raymond Wallace with Mrs. Stanley J. Mead as accompanist. Pall bearers were James Lipton, Dr. J. A. Nye, Theo Murphy, Charles P. Denison, Bruce Clark and Ray Youshing.
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