Pulliam Funeral Chapel

Hester M. Goodwin 94 Oblong, IL

FUNERAL: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday February 5, 2002
Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong

MEMORIAL: American Cancer Society envelopes at or
may be mailed to the funeral home

Hester Mae Goodwin 94 Oblong died Friday February 1, 2002 at Cotillion Ridge Nursing Center in Robinson, IL. She was born May 28, 1907 in Crawford County, Illinois and was the daughter of Lawrence P. Bartmess and Minnie Wright. On November 27, 1924 she married Alvin Best who died in 1954. In July 1954 she married Herschel Goodwin who died in 1977. Hester was a homemaker and member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Oblong. She was a volunteer worker at Crawford County Senior Citizens and Crawford Memorial Hospital. Hester had lived a Cotillion Ridge Nursing Center for the past several years and actively participated in their social events. Her most pleasurable activity was teaching the Sunday morning bible class.

Hester is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Lawrence "Buster" & Linda Best; daughter and son-in-law Mary Lou & George Arnot; 12 grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren; and step daughter Thelma Best.

Preceding her in death were her parents, both husbands; 1 daughter (Mildred Lucille Pollitz and an 1 infant sister); 3 grandsons Gus Pollitz, Mark Arnot and Vernon Langan.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery rural Annapolis, IL.