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Obituary: Emma Goodin, 91, member Bearwallow UMC (1915-2007)

Emma Goodin will be warmly remembered for her service as a member and Sunday School teacher at Bearwallow UMC and for the loving care and wonderful food she provided for the elderly at Goodin's Rest Home, which she co-owned, and where she worked for 23 years
Emma Goodin, age 91 years and 9 months, 6320 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007, at 9:15am at her home.

The funeral service will be Thursday, September 6, 2007, at 2:00pm, at Bearwallow United Methodist Church with Rev. Troy Long and Rev. Dale Curry officiating, with interment in Bearwallow Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:30pm Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.

She was born October 19, 1915, the daughter of the W.P. & Cordia Curry, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sisters, Bessie Curry, Bertha Goodin, and Gladys McQuaide, and the following:
  • Eleven nephews and three nieces including: Dr. Ben McQuaide and wife Sydney, Richmond, KY; Harriet McQuaide Gold and her husband Neal of Liberty Road, Columbia, KY; Dr. Glenn McQuaide and wife Mary of Cane Valley, KY; Margaret Antle and her husband Melvin, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY

  • Several great nephews and nieces

  • Two special long-term caregivers: Gerry Otterson and Wanda Stargel
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Clarice Holmes in 1996 and Annie Goodin in 1910, and by one brother, Clarence Goodin in 1919.

She was an active member of the Bear Wallow United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted. She taught Sunday School there in earlier years. She served as co-owner and main cook for Goodins' Rest Home for 23 years before retiring in 1982.

Stotts-Phelps-McQuery Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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