|Birth: ||1855, Canada|
|Death: ||May 28, 1915|
Mrs. M. Goodmiller died at her home in Rolfe, Friday, May 28th, after an illness of several weeks, during which time all that medical science, careful nursing and loving administration could do was done to prolong life.
Janet Stuart Goodwill was born April 25th, 1855, at Glascott, Grey County, Canada. She came to Traer, Iowa, in the spring of 1882, and was married there on February 21st, 1883, to M. Goodmiller. From here they moved to the Goodmiller homestead at Pleasant Valley, Ill., in 1886, and in 1900 to Stockton, Ill., coming from thence to Rolfe in 1901, and residing here since. Six children have been born to the union, two, a son and daughter, dying in infancy. Nettie died in 1905 and Elmer in 1907. Two daughters remain, Miss Margaret and Maude, of Rolfe. Besides these there are left to mourn her departure, a husband, one brother in Wisconsin, one sister and three brothers in Canada and one sister, Mrs. Belle Dodsworth of Goldfield, Colorado, who was with Mrs. Goodmiller during the last week.
The community loses one of its best beloved citizens in Mrs. Goodmiller, for she was a great help to many and an inspiration to all. Her's was a noble Christian character and added to this was a genial, sunshiny disposition. She filled her place admirably wherever called upon. A whole-souled companion, a competant homemaker and a loving mother, she lacked none of the attributes that made life with her all that could be desired. Her influence will be greatly missed and her absence continually felt. She united with the Presbyterian church here by letter in 1904.
Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon. The church was croweded with friends who came to pay the last tribute to her worth. Beautiful flowers from friends adn organizations were plentiful. Dr. McGogney delivered a helpful discourse on the hope of meeting hereafter, taking from death its sting. He also paid a worthy tribute to Mrs. Goodmiller as he had known her. In the evening a large number of the congregation accompanied the remains to the Northwestern depot, when they were shipped to the old home at Stockton, Ill., accompanied by Mr. Goodmiller, Misses Margaret and Maude, Mrs. Dedworth and J. C. Olerich. At the latter place a short home service was held at noon Monday, and the remains tenderly laid away where the duet could mingle with that of relatives and friends who had gone before. Nephews of the deceased and J. C. Olerich acted as pallbearers.
Michael Goodmiller (1850 - 1930)*
Elmer Lewis Goodmiller (1885 - 1907)*
Nettie Bell Goodmiller (1887 - 1905)*
Ralph Raymond Goodmiller (1893 - 1894)*
Leona Mary Goodmiller (1896 - 1900)*
Ladies Union Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
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Record added: May 16, 2011
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