Vesta E. Goodwin, age 92, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Chautauqua County Home. Residence was formerly Harborcreek Township. She was born in Alexander County, N.C., a daughter of the late Curvie P. and Carrie L. Flowers Lail.
Mrs. Goodwin lived in the Erie area since 1946. She had served in the Women's Army Corps during WWII
. She was employed by the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, as the food service supervisor for 17 years, until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Welseyville Baptist Church, where she was very active with the American Baptist Women's Ministries. She was a member of the Gospel Hill Garden Club, the Wesleyville Keenagers, and the Harborcreek Merry Mixers. Her hobbies included: gardening, sewing and crafting.
Widow of Edward L. Goodwin, to whom she was married 41 years. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Ethlyn Bass, Christine Lail, and Jeanette Gilbert, and four brothers: Clarence, Frank, Royd, and James Lail.
Survivors include one daughter: Linda Orr (Willis) of Mayville, N.Y., two sons: Kenneth Goodwin (Jackie) of Mena, Arkansas, and James Goodwin (Karen) of Allegheny, N.Y., one sister: Hazel Hubbard of Taylorville, N.C., two brothers, Clyde Lail (Wilma) of Hickory, N.C., and Jack Lail (Betty) of New London, N.C., 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Further visitation will take place at the Wesleyville Baptist Church on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the Funeral Service there at 1 p.m., with Rev. Mark McCallion, officiating. Interment will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wesleyville Baptist Church, 3509 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16510.