Jean Marie Goodson

Jean Marie Goodson

Enjoyed quilting, collecting antiques; great-grandmother

Jean Marie Goodson, 83, died April 5, 2014.

Mrs. Goodson was born in Akron Sept. 19, 1930. She married Darrell in 1951, and they settled in Tallmadge in 1955, where they raised their family. She enjoyed the fellowship of many with EKO Garden Club, Congregational Church Quilters, Tallmadge Country Study Club, The Chapel Prime Time ABF, and many bridge partners. Her favorite times were entertaining her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as extended family, which was a regular occurrence for holidays. She led an active life with involvement in her family, church and the community of Tallmadge, and she found much joy in collecting antiques and faithfully hand stitching quilts for each of her children and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, Merritt and Vivian Carney, and her sister, Janice Horn, Mrs. Goodson is survived by her husband of 62 years, Darrell; children, Nancy (Jim) Toy, Jill (H. Scott) Burton, Greg (Kathy) Goodson and Beth Summers; grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa) Toy, Michelle (Jared) Warner and Eric (Jessica) Toy, Michelle (Ben) Kennett, Scott (fiancé Julia) and Amanda Burton; Daniel (Deb), Thomas (Becky) and David (Darcy) Goodson; Justin (Rose), Colin (Jenna) and Julianne Summers; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Sara (Ray) George; sister-in-law, Zelma Eihinger; and brothers-in-law, John Horn and Denny Goodson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to Faithful Servants Care Center, 65 Community Road, Suite F, Tallmadge, OH 44278, a ministry to those needing urgent health care who are in financial need in the Tallmadge/Akron area. www.FaithfulServantsCareCenter.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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