Waverly Journal 26th April 1918


John Thomas Goacher second son of Ledford and Dollie Goacher was born near Jacksonville, Ill. April 21, 1843 and passed peacefully away at his home in Waverly April 17, 1918 at 7:40 am. Aged 74 years, 11 months and 28 days.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Welled [ Weller] September 1, 1864. To this union were born six daughters and two sons namely" Jennie Brewer, Clara Henry, Nora Flynn, Dollie Rhea, Maud Gibson, Grace Robinson, Albert and Everett Goacher who are left with the wife and mother to mourn their loss. He also leaves eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; also three brothers and two sisters: William J. of Waverly; G.L. of Paris, MO.; J.N. Goacher of St. Louis, Elizabeth Elliott and Alpha VanWinkle of Waverly.

He had been afflicted with asthma for years, his last illness being of short duration. He was an affectionate husband and father, a kind and loving neighbor. He was patient to the end, and he will be greatly missed, but our loss is his gain.

"A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, Which can never be filled"

Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church South, Friday, April 19, at 2 pm, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.C. Jones, assisted by Rev. J.E. Curry. Interment was in the East Cemetery.

The family wish to express their thanks to all who were so thoughtful of them during their recent bereavement.


John Albert "Al" Goacher died at his home in Waverly about 10:30 pm Friday, Feb. 25.

Mr. Goacher was born October 24, 1878, near Waverly, the son of John and Elizabeth Weller Goacher.

He was married on September 26, 1900 to Mary Shepardson.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, John of Waverly and Glenn of Belleville; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Wood, of Franklin; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Lively and Mrs. Dollie Whetherbee of Virden, and Mrs. Clara Henry of Waverly; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Goacher reared one of the grandchildren, now Mrs. Eva White, in their home.

Besides his parents, Mr. Goacher was preceded in death by one brother, Everett Goacher, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Brewer, Mrs. Nora Flynn and Mrs. Maud Gibson.

Funeral services were held at the Neece Funeral home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Robert Kater, pastor of the Baptist church.

The pall bearers were Irving Hunt, Orville Rouland, Harold Summers, David Henry, Nelson Seymour and Shelton Childress.

Those caring for the flowers were Mrs. Nelson Seymour, Mrs. David Henry. Mrs. George Hamilton. Mrs. Vianna Clements, Mrs. John Gibson and Miss Bessie Pitchford.

Interment was in East cemetery.


John Goacher Dies

Services were held Monday for John W. Goacher, R.R. 2, Waverly, who died Oct 6. Rev. Robert White of the Franklin Baptist Church officiated at the Neece Funeral Parlor in Waverly.

Mr. Goacher was preceded in death by his wife Doria in 1967. Survivors included sons Howard and Charles, daughters Marjorie Long, Betty Rouland, and Eva White all of Waverly. Other survivors included one sister Edith Woods of Franklin, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

One brother and one grandchild preceded him in death.

He was born Nov. 17, 1906 in Morgan County and was a farmer most of his life. He was the son of John A. Goacher and Mary Shepardson.

Music at the services included "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset". Soloist was Eloise Hankins.

Pall bearers included Bill Williams, Irving Hunt, Harold Summers, Chet Timmons, Logan Elliott, and Clyde Mieher.

Interment was in Waverly East cemetery.

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