LIMA — Ruby D. Godsey, age 71, of Lima, died at 1:16 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Lima, Ohio. She was born March 26, 1943, in Little Rock, AR, to Rayford and Belle (Reynolds) Burt who preceded her in death. On June 2, 1962, she married Ronald N. "Rat" Godsey who died September 20, 2013.
Mrs. Godsey is survived by her children: Deirdre Godsey of Nevada, Jason (Michelle) Godsey and Robyn (Heath) Sunderland both of Lima; six grandchildren: Andy Schoonover, Anthony Godsey, Mariah Godsey, Xavier Godsey, Jordynn Sunderland and Michael Godsey. She also leaves to cherish her memories, her siblings: William Earl Burt of Meridian, MS, Cynthia Grayson of Las Vegas, NV, Beverly Kay Burt of Hawthorne, NV and Christine Jones of Phoenix, AZ and a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind two very close friends, Johnnie Tolbert of Lima and Shirley Fortson of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by the following siblings: Ira Jean Wooten, Ray Evelyn Cummings, Sherrill Julianne Kissee, Joe Rayford Burt and Bernard DeWayne Burt.
Mrs. Godsey was a nurse's aide doing private duty care. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. She loved bowling, fishing , visiting the casinos, cooking and travelled many miles back and forth to California, Nevada and Mississippi taking care of family members. She was like a mother to her children's friends.
Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima,
Visitation will be on Monday, April 28, 2014 at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m.
The family would like to express their gratitude to St. Rita's Hospice especially Charles Dick, RN and to the staff at 5 South at Lima Memorial Health Systems, to Lima Memorial Home Health and Springview Therapy Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.