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Obits > 1947 - Mrs. Cornelia McGonigle

TAMPICO TORNADO, Thursday, April 17, 1947


Former Resident Taken By Death


Funeral services for Mrs. Cornielia McGonigle, former Tampico resident, were held Saturday afternoon in the Tampico Church of Christ following a short service that morning at the Vorhees Funeral home inRushville with Rev. M.P. Pierson officiating. Rev. H.E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian Church conducted the services in Tampico assisted by Rev. Eugen Kitzmiller, pastor of the local church, who read the scripture and offered prayer. Mrs. A.A. Yarde Sr. and Mrs. Randsom Egert sang "Take Up They Cross" and "Goodnight and Good Morning." They were accompanied by Miss Juanita Pratt.


Burial was in the Fairfield-Greenville cemetery near New Bedford with Frank C. Dromenberg, F.E. Reinagle, Albert Van Dusen, Harry Peterson, Newton Swanson and Nels Nelson serving as casket bearers.


Cornelia Taylor was born at Ansted, W.Va., Nov. 28, 1868. She was the daughter of Martin L. Taylor and Elizabeth S. Taylor and was reared in a family with two sisters and one brother. Only one member of this family now survives. She is Mrs. Ella Guthrie of Bedford, Ohio.


On Jan. 1, 1891, she was united in marriage with J.D. Williams, a minister of the Christian church. To this union there were born two children: Mrs. G.E. Newburn of Rushville, Ill., and Weston T. Williams of Dearborn, Mich. As is the case with many church pastor's famiies, this family moved from one pastrate to another in the states of New Jersey. West Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois. In all these conditions Mrs. Williams proved to be a worthy, capable and loving assistant to her husband. She was equal to any situation under all conditions and always worked hard to make her family comfortable and the home pleasant for them. She had the fine quality of making friends in every place the family lived. When Mr. Williams retired from the ministry they settled in Tampico and there he passed away July 5, 1933.


On October 7, 1937, she was united in marriage to D.C. McGonigle of Tampico. On Aug. 17, 1943, Mr. McGonigle passed away. She spent the remaining days of her life in her Tampico home or with her children. On April 9, 1947, she quietly slipped away from this life in the home of her daughter. During her last illness she was patient in her suffering. Her son and wife were with on Easter Sunday and her sister arrived to be at her bedside the day before her death. Mrs. McGonigle lived a very simple and industrious life. In keeping her home she was satisfied with nothing short of perfection in tidiness and neatness. Since order is heavens first law she will readily find a place to that eternal abode. Besides her sister, her two children and their famiies, she leaves a host of friends to mourn her passing. Hers was a beautiful life of doing good for others.

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