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William Howard "Bill" Godfrey


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William Howard "Bill" Godfrey Obituary
William Howard "Bill" Godfrey, 93 of Jackson and formerly of Jerome, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Arbor Manor in Spring Arbor. He was born September 27, 1923 in Jonesville to George and Nellie (Griffiths) Godfrey. Bill married Kathleen Hammond on March 27, 1948 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, and she survives.

Bill graduated from Jonesville High School in 1941 and he worked as a rural letter carrier for the United States Post Office in Jerome for 40 years. Bill served his country in the United States Army during WWII in the 88th Division Blue Devils Outfit. He was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church, life member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association and the local chapter of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. Bill was a former member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and he also enjoyed playing rummy.

In addition to his wife, Kathleen, Bill is survived by three children, Kathleen Diane (Edward) Pombier of Plantation, Florida, William Frederick (Betty) Godfrey of Round Lake and Marcia (Gary) Penix of Jonesville; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Godfrey and William Penix; sister, Pauline Klein and brothers, Robert and Alvin Godfrey.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William "Bill" Godfrey will be 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hillsdale with Fr. David Reamsnyder officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home in Jonesville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the . Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 9, 2017
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