The was a labor of family love. It took me eight years to find my 2nd great grandmother's obituary. Luckily I had picture of my 2nd great grandparents headstone to confirm the information.
The Cleveland Gazette 21 February, 1891
An obituary notice:
VERNON, O. -- Never was our community more startled than this morning
of the 27th when the sad news was spread aboard the Mrs. Addie Goins was
dead after an illness of only few hours. She leaves a husband*, mother,
sisters, brothers and seven children to mourn her demise. There were
several lovely floral tributes and the "Ladies Court" assisted to
conduct the services, the deceased being a member of that order. She was
a true Christian, a loving wife, a patient and devoted mother an
amiable daughter and a kind sister.
Wife of Robert Henry Goins and mother to Augustus, Luella, Essie, James Guy, Adaline and Elmer. Her oldest daughter Verlinda died in child birth.