Sarah Smalley-Goodwin
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH
Sarah Smalley-Goodwin, age 80 passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 14, 2021. She leaves behind her children; Mark D. Goodwin and Karen M. Goodwin (Patrick B. McConnaughy). She was the loving grandmother of Sam and Ben Goodwin and Connor J. McConnaughy. She also leaves behind her step-granddaughter, Kelly (Micah) McConnaughy; step-great grandchildren, Hailey and Josh McConnaughy; her dear sister, Sue (Jerry) Partack; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and Goodwin family members. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Dorotha Smalley; her daughter, Kathryn Goodwin-Large; her brothers, Harold and Glenn Smalley; her niece, Debbie Partack; and her former spouse, Dr. E.E. Goodwin. Sarah was born in her parents home in new Vienna, Ohio. However, she spent most of her life in Perry, Ohio. The last 8 years were spent living with her daughter in Deerfield, Ohio. Sarah thoroughly enjoyed caring for multiple children in her home over the years. Sarah eventually retired, after working as a phlebotomist for University Hospitals MedNet. Sarah had a great capacity for loving and caring for all. She would always make it a priority to make sure that you always knew how special you were to her. She will be greatly missed. Sarah was an organ donor. Visitation will be Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00AM until noon with the funeral service following at noon at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. Burial will follow in Perry Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the funeral home or to Lifebanc. Online condolences at

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We did a lot of Girl Scout camping together with Joan Ratchko and the group. I treasure those days. Being with Mrs. Goodwin was great as she brought a calmness and purpose to our fun and adventures. She will always be remembered and honored for her contributions. Best wishes to Karen as she has a lifetime of memories of her mother and what she brought to all our lives.
Van Speers
November 18, 2021
Karen, Mark and Family, I had the honor of knowing your mother through my days at Perry Schools. She was truly the most gracious person I have ever known. Her eyes had a special light, her mouth always had a welcoming smile and even her voice had a loving ring! I feel very fortunate to have known her. She is truly now resting in God's protective arms. Katherine Valko Sabol
Katherine Valko Sabol (formerly Gencarelli)
November 17, 2021
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