William E. "Bill" Godbey
1941 - 2017
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William E. "Bill" Godbey 1941 - 2017
SPRINGFIELD, IL - William E. "Bill" Godbey, 75, of Springfield, died at 2:02 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born June 12, 1941, to Cecil and Virginia Simson (a/k/a Freda Dowell) Godbey and they preceded him in death.
He is survived by several cousins including, Willa and Nola, and dear friends, Father Gus Franklin and Deacon Martha Bradley.
Bill was employed as a social worker for the State of Illinois and City of Springfield.
He was a member of St. Paul's Cathedral for 45 years where he served as a member of the Chapter, committee chair, and a youth group leader. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was very active in the Episcopal Food Pantry and generous to other organizations.
Visitation: 10–11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Paul's Cathedral.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at St. Paul's Cathedral with the Very Rev. Father Andrew Hook officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paul's Cathedral Trust.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
10:00 - 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Cathedral
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25
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
St. Paul's Cathedral
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April 23, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who loved Bill. He cared deeply and was a faithful and loyal friend. He will be missed.
John and Linda Main
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