Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Elizabeth Goodale Obituary
In early life she came with her parents to Steuben county and almost her entire life has been spent in Metz and on the farm two miles south of town. It is doubtful if anyone else can claim as long a residence in this community. She belonged to a family of ten children and was the last one to pass on.
On the 8th day of January, 1857, she was united in marriage with John W. Goodale. Two children were born to them, Mrs Eugene (Inez) Kogin of Metz and Remington, who died in 1874. One grandchild, Ray Kogin, and two great grandchildren, Denver and Dorothy also survive.
In August, 1858, Sister Goodale confessed her faith in Christ and was buried with him in baptism under the ministry of Randall Ferote. During her entire christian life she has been identified with the Metz congregation. She was always active and liberal in the support of the local work and was also generous in missions and and benevolence. "She hath done what she could," can be truthfully said of this good woman. Her loyalty to the church was exemplary and worthy of imitation. She was a great sufferer the last four year or five years of her life, but she bore her afflictions with remarkable patience, and while life was sweet to her, she felt and so expressed it, that to depart and be with Christ was far better. Since the death of her husband nine years ago, Sister Goodale has been under the affectionate care of daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Kogin, who have ministered to her in a very tender and sacrificial way.
Our Sister has gone from us and we shall sadly miss her in the home and in the church but we trust that her affliction shall work out for her a far more and exceeding and eternal weight of glory.