The funeral of Stephen T, Godsey took place from the undertaking parlors Saturday morning, February 18, and was attended by a large number of his old friends and neighbors. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Cook of the M. E. Church.
Stephen Taylor Godsey was the fifth son of Abram and Margaret Godsey, and was born in Putnam County, Missouri, in 1860. When four years of age he moved with his parents to Mills county, Iowa, where he resided for thirty-eight years, coming to Union in 1905, and has resided on Catherine Creek until the time of his death.
He was married in Mills County, Iowa, in 1894, to Miss Lora Clark, who survives him. To this union eight children wee born-the two oldest-Frank and Dick-dying in infancy. Frances, Neva, Chester, Clarence, Mabel and Vada, are still at home. Mr. Godsey was 61 years, 4 months and 17 days of age, and was an upright and honorable citizen, who numbered his friends by his acquaintances.
1922 newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader