The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

December 4, 2013

Dorothy Ann Goodrid

Dorothy Ann Goodrid, 89, Washington, passed away Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at her home surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born to the late Gene and Una (Taylor) Witherspoon in Chicago on May 22, 1924. Her family lived in Chicago for the first few years of her life and then moved to Petersburg. She was a 1941 graduate of Petersburg High School. On June 25, 1942, she married the love of her life, Gene M. Goodrid. He survives. They were married for over 71 years, and lived in the same homestead in Washington for 58 of those years. Her family was her pride and joy!

She and Gene loved to travel and see the world. They loved to take many camping trips, while raising their six daughters.

They traveled to almost every state and many other countries.

They were snowbirds that spent 21 winters in Florida, where they made many lasting friendships.

Dorothy was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Washington. She was also active in the United Methodist Women, UMC Booster Sunday School, UMW Afternoon Circle, and House and Garden Homemakers. She was employed by Williams Drug Store for over 16 years.

Dorothy was an avid reader. She loved to jump into a new read that took her away to other countries, religions, other eras in time, and new adventures. She loved her grandchildren, and in her later years, loved having them and the great grandchildren come visit and play.

She is survived by her husband, Gene M. Goodrid of Washington; six daughters, Sherry (John) Ricks of Washington, Vicki (Jim) Wood of Plainfield, Cindy (Blaine) Kalberer of Washington, Sandy (Adrian) Davis of Avon, Patty (Tim) Riker of Washington, and Peggy (Clifton)Wilson of Washington; 14 grandchildren, Brenda Parsons of Washington, Peter (Lisa) Wood of Littleton, Colo., Rick Greene of Patoka, Ky., Kathy Fowler of Washington, Eric (Jurgen) Just of Warendorf-Hoetmar, Germany, Christina (Jason) Potts of Petersburg, Matthew (Amber) Davis Plainfield, Kari (Patrick) Meehan of Indianapolis, Bradley Riker of Washington, Adam (Star) Riker of Washington, Kelly (Cody) Cummings of Cannelburg, Holly (Joshua) Butcher of Washington, and Andrew (Bryana) Wilson of Washington; 27 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; one sister, Mary Jo (Bob) Roberts of Lewisville, Texas, one sister-in-law, Jan Witherspoon at St. Louis and numerous nieces and nephews.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Ralph Goodpaster BURNS CITY — Ralph Edward Goodpaster, 72, died Saturday at his home. Born May 3, 1942, in Rushville, he was the son of Russell and Maybelle (Hankins) Goodpaster. A 1959 graduate of Loogootee High School, he also graduated from Vennard Christian Colle

    July 21, 2014

  • Viola Cissell Viola M. Cissell, 64, of Washington, was called to heaven at 10:15 p.m. Friday with her family by her side at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper. Viola was born Oct. 17, 1949, to Mary and Eugene Perrott in Vincennes and then moved to Washington. Viola

    July 21, 2014

  • Dessie Arnold WINSLOW — Dessie M. Arnold, 82, died at 5:42 a.m. Sunday at her residence. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg, with Rev. Eddie Willis officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is from 4

    July 21, 2014

  • Patricia 'Criss' Elpers SHOALS — Patricia "Criss" (Durham) Elpers, 59, passed away Saturday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation i

    July 20, 2014

  • William Hamm Jr. William J. Hamm Jr., 73, died Tuesday at Prairie Village. He was born Feb. 21, 1941, to William and Louise (Summers) Hamm.Preceding him in death are his parents and brothers Richard Hamm and Jack Hamm. Surviving William is one brother, Robert Hamm of

    July 19, 2014

  • Saturday's obituary notices CHESTER HARDING — The funeral for Chester Lee Harding was at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Rev. J. Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial was in Patoka Grove Church Williams Cemetery, with military graves

    July 19, 2014

  • Billy Small BICKNELL — Billy Lewis Small, 81, passed away Thursday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville with is family at his bedside. He was born in Knox County on Oct. 22, 1932, the son of Lewis M. and Martha Jett Small. After graduation from high school, he e

    July 19, 2014

  • Donald Windes MT. CARMEL, Ill. — Donald L. Windes, 84, passed away Wednesday at Oakview Heights surrounded by his loving family.He was born Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1930, the son of Cleo A. and Lavolette O. (Ewin) Windes, in Wabash County, Illinois. Donald was a graduate

    July 18, 2014

  • Raymond Shonk SHOALS — Raymond L. Shonk, 63, passed away at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Louisville.The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals.Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p

    July 18, 2014

  • Shirley Fischer DANVILLE, Ind. — Shirley A. Fischer, 65, passed away Saturday at Danville Regional Rehab.Born Jan. 20, 1949, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of the late Thurlow Vinson and Laura (Daffron) Ferguson.She married Doug Fischer on Feb. 10, 1967, in C

    July 18, 2014