|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1859|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1937|
GOEURY, R. E.--R. E. Goeury was born at Monmouth, Ill., July 2, 1859. He died at Geneva, Neb., September 8, 1937, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 6 days.
When a small boy he moved with his parents to Atlantic, Ia., where he grew to manhood and later moved with his parents to Page county, Iowa. About this time, while on a visit to friends at Geneva, he met Miss Margaret Ann Kennedy, who afterwards, October 17, 1889, became his wife, whom he took to the home he had provided at Clarinda, Ia., and there they lived for nineteen years, at the end of which period they moved to Fillmore county, settling on a farm a few miles northwest of Geneva.
In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Goeury retired from the farm and moved to Geneva, where they have since resided. For nearly forty-eight years this worthy couple faced the vicissitudes of life together, being almost inseparable companions. Throughout his life, Mr. Goeury was strong but the accumulation of years began to tell and for the past few months he was in declining health. It was especially during this period that he appreciated the companionship and kindly ministrations of his helpmate of nearly one-half century.
Mr. Goeury was converted early in life and united with the Methodist church at Atlantic City, Ia. Upon moving to Geneva he and his wife transferred their church membership to the Geneva Methodist church, which now for nearly thirty years they have faithfully attended and helped to support.
Besides his devoted companion, the deceased leaves a son, John Franklin Goeury of Sidney, Neb., and a daughter, Mrs. Mae Hanlin of Geneva, six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Josephine Malmburg of Exeter, Neb., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. H. Shoalf, Saturday afternoon, September 11, 1937, at 2:30 at the Geneva Methodist church, who used as the basis for his remarks the theme, “Keeping the Faith and Its Reward,” the text being Second Timothy 4:7 and 8. The musical selections rendered by the church choir were “Jesus Lover of My Soul,” “Abide With Me” and “Shall We Gather at the River.” Interment was in the Geneva cemetery.
(Nebraska Signal 16 SEPT 1937 front pg)
Jean Baptiste Goeury (1818 - 1902)
Margaret Josephine Geris Goeury (1825 - 1880)
Margaret Ann Kennedy Goeury (1870 - 1959)*
John Franklin Goeury (1890 - 1939)*
Margaret Frances Geoury Hanlin (1893 - 1973)*
Leona Terozine Goeury (1850 - 1925)*
Mary Frances Josephine Goeury Malmburg (1851 - 1938)*
Charles Leo Goeury (1854 - 1891)*
Rezon Eugene Goeury (1859 - 1937)
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Originally Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Sep 12, 2012
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