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Mrs. W. H. Goddard

Ada Blackwell Goddard, wife of W. H. Goddard, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blackwell, April 17, 1907, at the age of 29 years and 17 days.

The funeral was held at 2:30 this afternoon at the house. Dr. Coltman of the Presbyterian church conducted the services. Interment was in Larned cemetery.

Ada Blackwell was born April 1, 1878, near Litchfield, Illinois, and came to Kansas with her parents very early in life. The last few years of her girlhood were spent on a ranch south of Larned.

Always of a serious, earnest, thoughtful temperament, early in life her thoughts turned to the teachings of her Lord and Savior, and she united with the Congregational church at Farfield at the age of sixteen years, and led a devoted Christian life to the time of her death. Her sweet, sunny disposition, lovely character and quiet, modest manner endeared her to everyone with whom she came in contact.

On July 18, 1900, she was united in marriage to W. H. Goddard and went to Winfield to live. After several years residence there they moved to Ellinwood. They remained there but a few months, coming with their three little ones to Larned in March of this year, expecting to reside here permanently.

Death came to her as a relief after weeks of suffering and while her thoughts clung to her home and loved ones, yet she was willing to go if it was her Lord’s will. Trusting in her savior to comfort and sustain husband, children, parents and friends she fell asleep in Jesus.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Tuesday, November 22, 2005 02:21:20

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