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Virginia Gooding, 85

Published: January 13, 1998 12:00 AM

Virginia Gooding, 85, of Bristolville, died Monday in Cortland Quality Care Nursing Centers in Cortland after a short illness.Born May 15, 1912 in Apollo, Pa., she was the daughter of Peter and Margaret (Cooks) Kennedy. She moved to Bristolville in 1977 from West Farmington.Mrs. Gooding was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading Western books, flower gardening, watching Western movies on TV and crocheting.Survivors include her sons, Donald W. and Duane J., both of Bristolville; a daughter, Diane Harper of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband, William I., whom she married July 26, 1938, three brothers and two sisters died previously.Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Paul Cook officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in West Farmington.

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