Lovina Goon Brubaker
Lovina Goon was born February 27, 1840, in Starke County Ohio, and died at her home in Tingley, Iowa, March 28, 1919, aged 79 years, one month and one day. She grew to womanhood in Starke and Ashland Counties, Ohio. At Davis, Richland County, on January 30, 1866, she was united in marriage to Jacob Brubaker. They immediately came to Iowa and located near the present city of Ellston, residing in the Blackmore settlement until 1869, when they purchased and moved to the old farm near High Point Church where they resided over forty years. In October, 1909 on account of poor health and advanced years they moved to Tingley where they remained unitl called from labor to reward. In early life she joined the United Brethen Church but on coming to Iowa she transferred her membership to the Methodist Church of which she ever remained a consistent member until her death. Mr. Brubaker preceded her to the better land less than six months ago. She leaves to mourn her departure and adopted son, Roy, a sister, Mrs. Mary A. Smith, a number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church in charge of her pastor, Rev. J. A. Branson, interment being made by the side of her husband in Tingley Cemetery.