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Doris Goodin

July 3, 1928 — March 30, 2022

Doris Jean Goodin of Eureka, IL, formerly of Patoka, IL, passed away on March 30th, 2022 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke at age 93.

Doris was born on July 3rd, 1928 to John and Orpha Roberts Brown in Clinton, IL. She married Lenord Goodin on April 19th, 1949. They were married for 72 amazing years.

She is survived by her sons, Merl (Pam) Goodin of Washington, IL, and Michael Goodin of Champaign, IL; four grandchildren, Nicole (Keith) Sanders of Dripping Springs, TX; Jon (Natalie) Goodin of Schertz, TX; Emily (Brandon) Isbell of Wauwatosa, WI; and Lauren (Luke) Liescheidt of Washington; nine great-grandchildren, Payton, Addison, Ellen, Cade, Lila, Georgia, Rose, Ruby, and Margo; sisters-in-law, Darlene Goodin of Sandoval, IL; Lena Goodin of Bagwell, TX; Donna Goodin of Shobonier, IL; Nancy Dickman of Overland, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Minnie Belcher, Winnie Baker, and Juanita Fleetwood.

Doris worked at Caterpillar, retiring in 1983. After retirement, she and Lenord moved to Patoka, later moving to Eureka to be closer to family.

Doris was a generous, kind and loving person who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She enjoyed helping others in her community, gardening, reading, needlework, traveling, and winters in Florida in her younger years. Lenord and Doris hosted fish fry gatherings for family and friends for many years. They loved having their grandchildren come to stay for extended summer visits, enjoying the country lifestyle. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke for their loving care.

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. ~Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

A private family service will be held at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.

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