Rosita M. Goodridge(1920 - 2014)

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Rosita M. Goodridge, 93, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday (June 16, 2014), in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.
Born Dec. 6, 1920, in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Harold and Ozema Oliver Conklin. On May 26, 1942, in Wellsville, she married Harold C. Goodridge, who passed away on May 30, 1979.
She was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. Mrs. Goodridge was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Shinglehouse and had attended the Hebron Union Church in Hebron and the Obi Community Church in Obi, N.Y. She was a loving and kind woman and in her younger years volunteered at area hospitals, assisting in the nursery. She loved to sing. Her faith was strong and her devotion to the Lord was unwavering. She was a faithful prayer warrior, always remembering her family and friends in prayer.
Surviving are seven children, Harold C. (Shirley) Goodridge of Belmont, N.Y., Jerry R. (Elaine) Goodridge of Belmont, David L. (Nancy) Goodridge of Shinglehouse, Conell B. Goodridge of Bradford, Steve C. Goodridge of Wellsville, N.Y., Linda D. (Gary) Stone of Galeton and Rosita J. (Mike) Simons of Shinglehouse; 12 grandchildren, Tonya, Jeff, Carl, Dan, Karen, Lori, Tricia, Shane, Stephanie, Nicole, Shannon and Justin; 18 great-grandchildren, Heidi, Hayden, Mason, Elizabeth, Katelyn, Shelby, Josh, Jerry, Megan, Jennifer, Brittany, Caydon, Kylee, Mikayla, Makenna, Gavin, Abby and Jacob; a great-great-granddaughter, Evalynn; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Goodridge was predeceased by a son, Terry D. Goodridge; and a brother, James Conklin.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday (June 20, 2014) at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, with funeral services to follow at noon with the Rev. Darell Harris of Oswayo officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, P.O. Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748, or to a .
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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St. Shinglehouse, PA 16748
(814) 697-6570

Published in The Olean Times Herald on June 18, 2014