OBITUARY

Ruth Eileen Gooding

November 17, 1929March 23, 2019
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Ruth E. Gooding, 89, of Normal, passed away on March 23, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Normal. She was born on November 17, 1929 in Bloomington to Louis and Lena Schultz Reddel. Ruth married John “Jack” Gooding on May 21, 1950 and he survives. Mrs. Gooding is also survived by her children: Steve (Vona) Gooding of Columbus, OH., Mark Gooding of Mesa, AZ., Kent Gooding of Victor, NY., and Sharon (Ross) Woodside of Bloomington, eleven grandchildren: Matt, Chris, Jon, Chrissy, Andy Jessica, Staci, Kristen, Lauren, Ryan and Austin and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and one daughter-in-law. Ruth had worked at State Farm and was a homemaker. She was a fantastic cook who enjoyed spending time with her family and she was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday March 28, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3516 White Eagle Drive, with burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends from 4:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday at East Lawn Funeral Home, 1102 Airport Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

  • FAMILY

  • John (Jack) Gooding, Husband
  • Steve (Vona) Gooding, Son
  • Mark Gooding, Son
  • Kent Gooding, Son
  • Sharon (Ross) Woodside, Daughter
  • Louis Reddel, Father
  • Lena (Schultz) Reddel, Mother
  • 11 grandchildren, Matt, Chris, Jon, Chrissy, Andy, Jessica, Staci, Kristen, Lauren, Ryan and Austin
    7 great-grandchildren
    She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and one daughter-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jon Gooding
  • Andy Gooding
  • Chris Gooding
  • Ryan Woodside
  • Austin Woodside
  • Joe Hlavach
  • DONATIONS

  • Good Shepherd Luthern Church

Services

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REMEMBERING

Ruth Eileen Gooding

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Vera Wahls

March 29, 2019

John and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to you, Jack, and all your family. We have treasured memories of you two; always appreciated your kindness and little chats at Paul’s. May God comfort your hearts with His peace and strength in the days ahead.

Kathy Trachsel

March 26, 2019

Ruth was a very sweet and gracious lady! She and Jack were some of the first people to welcome me to the church when Shots and I were married, and included us in their Bible Study group. She made me feel so welcome! My condolences are with all the family. Rest in Peace, dear Ruth.

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