Sharolette Mathias Benson (1933 - 2014)

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BIDWELL — Sharolette Mathias Goody Benson, 80, of Bidwell, a faithful servant of God, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Holzer Assisted Living.

She was born July 12, 1933, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., the daughter of the late Wilbert and Laura Mathias. Sharolette retired from Federal Mogul in 1995. She was a member of Potter's Wheel Pentecostal Church on First Avenue. She loved the Lord.

She married Paul J. Goody in February 1950. From this union, she was blessed with three sons and one daughter, Jim (Karen) Goody, of Rodney, Steve (Debbie) Goody, of Gallipolis, Jane (Darrell) McFann, of Kerr, and Ken Goody, of New York; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Frances Auville, of Petersburg, W.Va.

She married Elder Ray Benson in August 1983, who preceded her in death in 2005.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond "Bill" Mathias and Wilbur Mathias in infancy; and one sister, Martha Bosley.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Elder Steve Nibert and Elder Sherman Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014. Pallbearers will be Jimi Goody, Kenny Goody, David Thaker, Casey Neal, Casey Staten and Mike Dickerson.

Her children have lost a best friend, love you Momma.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014