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Opal Goodwin

A celebration of life for Opal B. Goodwin, 93 of Washington will be held Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00AM at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jim Cluney officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 23 from noon to 8PM at the First Assembly of God Church where the family will greet friends from 6-8PM. Opal Goodwin died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Washington County Hospital following a sudden illness. A memorial fund has been established for the First Assembly of God Church and Hospice of Washington County.

Opal Beatrice Goodwin was born April 24, 1919 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of Jay Earl and Carrie Geneva (Bell) Moore. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Eugene Goodwin on September 12, 1935, and enjoyed 72 years of marriage. Opal held a variety of jobs during her life with her most treasured job being a great mother of eight children. She was their utmost teacher in teaching them the true value of life; family. Opal also cherished her time working with Hospice and Home Health Care of Washington. She was stongly committed and faithful to the Assembly of God Churches. Opal enjoyed spending time with her family and going to garage sales.

Survivors include five sons, Jerry (Marilyn) Goodwin of Farmington, AR, John (Patsy) Goodwin of Glendale, AZ, Steven (Ann) of Mesa, AZ, Dan (Linda) Goodwin of Mesa, AZ, Mark (Connie) Goodwin of Washington, one daughter Connie (Don) Allender of Washington, two daughter in laws, Sarah Goodwin of Washington, Kathy Goodwin of Washington, one sister, Alice Ayers of Millersburg, IA, 41 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

Preceding Opal in death were her parents, husband Rev. Kenneth Goodwin, two sons, Ray and Gearold Goodwin, one daughter, Dorothy Jane Goodwin, a great grandson, Jason Goodwin, six brothers, Raymond, Earl, Harold, Emett, Murray and Lyle Moore and an infant sister, Dorothy Mae Moore.

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Our thoughts are with the family and all of the extended family! Mom is thinking of you, too. I know it has to be harder when you lose the second parent, we love you, all !!

Nancy Curtis Collins Cheek May 24 2012 12:00 AM

What a privilege to have been a part of My Grandma's life. Her self-less love and giving, and constant prayers for her family. Because of what she taught me , I believe there is always hope. I believe in forgiveness . And I believe God will mend our hearts and replace the missing pieces. May God Bless Our Family With His Peace for each one.

Jean Goodwin Hall May 24 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy for the entire Goodwin family. Opal was a sweet lady. Both Ken and Opal were such patriarchs in the church and will be greatly missed. God Bless all of you, Tonia Beliel

Tonia Beliel May 22 2012 12:00 AM

The heart of the home has gone to be with her Jesus and family that has gone before her. Treasure, always, her love and devotion to each of you - knowing that you were her gold, silver, & precious jewels all thru the years. She is still tenderly watching over all of you! God bless you in your sorrow & know many caring friends have you in their caring thoughts. ruth Heck

ruth Heck May 21 2012 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to all of Opal's family. She was always a sweet lady, and a great shopper. May God's blessing be with Opal and all of you.

Karl M. Jones May 21 2012 12:00 AM