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Lucille Monroe12/21/2008
Violet Lucile Goemaat was born on December 3, 1916 in Marion County, Iowa. She was
one of eight children born to Leona Rankin and Elzy B. Monroe. Lucile graduated
from Knoxville High School in 1934. She graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing
in 1938. Nursing became a significant portion of Lucile’s life. She worked at Collins
Hospital, Westridge Nursing Home, Pella Hospital and as a private duty nurse. Even
after retirement, Lucile continued to work part-time.

On March 19, 1939 Violet Lucile
Monroe was united in marriage to Lester Goemaat. To this union five children were
born. Lucile and Lester enjoyed traveling and camping. For nearly 30 years they
wintered in Florida; usually in Tice. Lucile was a long time member of the Attica
United Methodist Church.

Lucile was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant
son, David; four sisters, Lorraine Swayne, Marilyn Woodard, Wilma Monroe and Wanda
Monroe who died as a child.

Those left to mourn her passing are four children, Donald
Goemaat and his wife, Marye of Knoxville, Jeanenne Davis and her husband, Archie
of Hamilton, Larry Goemaat and his wife, Janet of Knoxville and Jeanette Myers and
her husband, Dennis of Bussey; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild;
1 sister, Glenna Cobb of Iowa City; 2 brothers, Hoyt Monroe of Jefferson and Dwight
Monroe and his wife, Phyllis of Bondurant; and 2 brothers-in-law, Roy Goemaat of
Pella and Don Woodard of Florida.

Services were held on Wednesday, December 24,
2008 at Williams Funeral Home with Pastor Bud Lane officiating. Interment was in
Gullion Cemetery, rural Marion County, Iowa. Musical selections were “Beyond the
Sunset” and “In the Garden.” Katie Davis was the vocalist. Marilyn Lane was the organist.

Casket bearers were Don E. and Jay Davis, Jason and Jeremy Goemaat, and
Brad and David Myers. Honorary casket bearers were Melinda Rowland, Mardell Sandstrom
and Marcia Shives.

Memorials in memory of Mrs. Goemaat may be made to the Attica
United Methodist Church. Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.williamsfhknoxville.com.