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Clara Belle Goodenough

Clara Belle Goodenough
  • February 28, 1931 - December 21, 2017
  • Morrison, Illinois

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“Fond memories of the Goodenough families through the years. Very sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to all. Kathy (Valk) & Stan Merema ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Merema - Fulton, IL

“Clara will be missed by all here at Resthave. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Resthave Home

“So Sorry for your loss...Thinking of you and your Families. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Huizenga

“Steve and family!! So sorry for the loss of your mother!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!! ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Janica Jenkins - Morrison, IL

“Our sympathy to the family.b ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Gene and Margaret Pessman

“Orville, our thought & Prayers are with you ,! ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Merle & Sharon Reisenbigler - IL

“A wonderful classmate and a good friend thru out these many years! ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Don Schroeder - Tampa, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to our neighbors and friends on the loss of Clara and you are all in our prayers. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Endress - Morrison, IL

“Orville and family, I am sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Ferris - Savanna, IL

“Steve i was sorry to hear of your loss. Peace to you and your family ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Broemmer - Davenport, IA

“-fondly remembering one of my Presbyterian Church Sunday School teachers ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jan Renkes - IL

“Sweet lady, condolences to the family! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Marv and Ethel VanZuiden - IL

“Our sympathy to the entire Goodenough family on the loss of Clara Belle. She was a wonderful lady. I remember how much my mom, Helen Harvey, enjoyed...Read More ยป
13 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy (Harvey) Countryman - IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Dave & Julie Jennings

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Clara Belle Goodenough, age 86 of Morrison, passed away, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison.

Clara was born on February 28, 1931 to Rensie and Ella Geerts. She graduated from Morrison High School in 1948. She married Orville Goodenough, Jr. on November 26, 1950. She and her husband farmed on the O-Good Holstein Farm on Garden Plain Rd, until retiring in 2000, and continued to live there until her death. Clara served as an election judge for Union Grove Twp. for almost 40 years and was an election judge for many years at the Whiteside County Fair. She was an active member of the former Whiteside County Farm Bureau Women's Committee and in 1981 was the Farm Woman of the year. She was an active member of the Morrison Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School for nearly 20 years. She was an active member of the UPW and the Sage Guild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Don and Paul Geerts; sister, Ruth Ann Wiersema; son-in-law, Loren Anderson; and a great granddaughter in infancy.

She is survived by daughter, Cathy Anderson of Dixon; sons, Philip (Zarina) Goodenough of Rock Island and Steve (Lisa) Goodenough of Morrison; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and her brother, Larry Geerts.

Her body has been given to Dept. of Biological Science at Northern Ill. University in DeKalb. There will be a memorial service held at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with the visitation prior to the service, starting at 10:00 A.M.

A memorial fund has been established for Stronghold Presbyterian Camp at Oregon, Ill.