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MANSFIELD: Irene "Reenie" Goddard, 92, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home, following a brief illness.
Reenie was born on May 24, 1921, in New Washington, OH, to Elwood and Magdelena Zink Beard. She was a member of Ontario United Methodist Church, and enjoyed camping and playing cards. She was a very loving and social person, and enjoyed working concession trailers at the fair with her family and friends. She had a special love of children and enjoyed their laughter and company while caring for them in her home. She considered each and every one of them as her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sister, Pauline Theaker of Mansfield; Joyce Dailey, who she thought of as her daughter; and numerous nieces and nephews that were very special to her.
Reenie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Russell Goddard; two sons, Russel Leroy Goddard and Daryle James "Jim" Goddard; daughter-in-law Janet Goddard; and four siblings, Carl Beard, Naoma Nagel, Louise Nagle, and Helen Selby.
Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com
Werner-Gompf Funeral Services Ltd
1106 Park Ave E
Mansfield, OH 44905
Published in the News Journal on Dec. 16, 2013