Funeral services for Walter Gilbert (Gib)
Goodwin township farmer and a solid Posey county citizen
whose reputation for industry and integrity were of the first order, will be
conducted Tuesday afternoon.
Frequently a patient in Evansville hospitals during a year's illness of
sclerosis of the liver, he died in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville at Saturday (9 Mar 1957).
The body is at Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home in Mt.Vernon.
Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist church, of
which the deceased's wife is an active member, will conduct the funeral service
in Short-Niehaus Chapel at Tuesday. Burial will be in
Surviving are the wife, nee Mildred Blackburn, whose marriage to
the late deceased took place in 1925; a sister, Mrs. Alfred Bitterman,
Evansville, and a brother, William B. Goodwin, Mt.Vernon.
"Gib" Goodwin was born on a
farm on the Springfield road in East Lynntownship, a son of John B. Goodwin and Virginial Loyal Alldredge Goodwin
representatives of pioneer South posey county
families. His paternal grandfather was Dr. E. J. Goodwin, who practiced
medicine at Springfield and Bufkin in Posey county and
prior to his Posey residence at Paoli, Ind. and Owensville, Ind.
The late deceased's formal education was terminated by his intense
desire to engage in farming while he was attending Mt.VernonHigh school following graduation from the eighth
grade in Lynntownship.
The same burning love for the soil distinguished his very
successful career as a farmer. Strong of physique, progressive in his
acceptance of modern farming methods and willing to expend the required amount
of work in transforming his plans into actuality, he became one of Posey
county's very successful agriculturists.
He continued his residence in his native East Lynntownship until
last November when illness caused him to terminate his active farming and move
temporarily to the Mt.Vernon home of a cousin, Mrs. Lena Thomson
Holler, 710 Main street, during her absence from the city and
pending the erection of a home for himself and wife. Construction of the
new home on East Tenth street has been in progress for several weeks.
The deceased had been a member of Mt. Vernon lodge of Elks for many years serving the
lodge as a member of the important Home Committee on several occasions and
finding relaxation and a fellowship which he thoroughly enjoyed in the club
rooms of the fraternity.
never aspired to public office, he was an ardent Democrat not only in principal
but in part service.