Jane Goodwin, 66, of 127 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at her residence.
She was born on May 10, 1945, in St. Marys, the daughter of Orville and Helen (Schelby) Miars, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives her in St. Marys.
She is survived by her three children, Damon (Danielle) Goodwin of Columbus, Deron (Lynda) Goodwin of Minster and Kerri (Shawn) Ackley of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Grant Goodwin, Addie Goodwin, Dane Goodwin, Jacob Goodwin, Gabe Goodwin, Emma Goodwin, Grace Ackley and John Ackley; a sister, Gayle (Bob) Sachs of Dayton; a brother, Ron (Cathy) Miars of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Miars.
Janie was a 1963 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She retired from Parker-Hannafin Corporation in St. Marys. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in St. Marys.
Janie loved to travel and take pictures of covered bridges. She also enjoyed knitting, camping and was an avid reader. The joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorial donations may be directed to the St. Marys Community Public Library.
Condolences may be sent to the family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.