GENEVA, Ill.—V. Bernadine (Middleton) Goble died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Geneva, Ill.
Bernadine excelled in school where she graduated [auth] with excellent marks from Princeton High School in Princeton, Ill. She went on to help manage and work in the Farm Service Offices located in Princeton and Chicago until 1955. She was proud of her working years during the war effort.
Her brother, C.V. (Mickey) Middleton served as a major in the U.S. Air Force training bomber pilots. Both Middletons served in their respective homes with pride and excellent citizenship. Bernadine was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR. Bernadine remained an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, Ill., Henderson, Nev., and Roswell. Bernadine married Milford Goble in 1955. They enjoyed a long life living out West in Nevada and New Mexico. Bernadine’s favorite pasttimes were playing bridge, dominoes and gin rummy with friends and her family, listening to her grand-nephews play violin, and enjoying dinners with her family and friends. Museums, classical music programs and libraries were a passion for her. She moved to Geneva, Ill., in July 2012, to be closer to her family. She was a delightful aunt to her family and always remembered everyone’s birthday. No matter where Bernadine lived she made friends quickly and kept her friends for life. Bernadine will be missed by everyone who ever met her and called her a friend.
She is survived by her niece and her family, Debra and Tom (Middleton) Dickinson; her grand-nephews, Ford, Seth, Davis, Cooper and Lee of Geneva, Ill.; sister-in-law Marian Middleton of Geneva, Ill.; niece Nancy (Middleton) Ruen of Princeton, Ill. and grand-niece Jessica Ruen.
There will be a private family internment.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva, IL, 60134; Princeton Public Library, 698 E. Peru St., Princeton, IL 61356; and the Adult Senior Center, 425 N. Richardson Ave., Roswell, NM 88201.