Obituary for Idabel Margaret Goodrich


Idabel Margaret Goodrich

Idabel Margaret Goodrich, 89 of Winona Lake, Indiana passed away at 1:03 pm Friday, January 24, 2014 at Grace Village Healthcare Center, Winona Lake, Indiana.

On May 13, 1924, she was born in Mishawaka, Indiana to Ernest and Lillian (Hunt) Lovett. In 1942, she graduated from Mishawaka High School where she enjoyed bookkeeping and commercial classes.

On September 5, 1942, Idabel married Fay Leroy Goodrich in Gulfport, Mississippi. He preceded her in death in January of 1993. Their daughter, Judith Ann Zorn preceded her in death in June of 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (and spouse Will) Shroyer, Leesburg, Indiana and Bonita Springs, Florida; three grandchildren, Barton (and spouse Bonnie) Shroyer, Zionsville, Indiana, Stephanie Shroyer (and spouse Todd) Sriv)er, Bristow, Virginia and Michael (and companion Becky Bremer) Zorn, Leesburg, Indiana. Idabel was fortunate to have five great grandchildren; Tyler, Kayla and Justin Sriver and Abby and Katie Shroyer. Idabel is also survived by a sister, Vivian (and spouse Robert) Scott, Loma Linda, California; sister-in-law, Emy Lovett, Osceola and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Gerald Goodrich and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lovett.

Idabel did bookkeeping for the family business, Lovett Tool and Die. Following that, she worked at Burnsteins in Elkhart, Indiana as an office manager. She retired after twenty-five years. She enjoyed her job and her fellow workers.

Idabel and Fay spent their working days between Mishawaka and summer weekends at Tippecanoe Lake. All of the generations have wonderful memories of summers at the lake. In their retirement years and after the passing of Fay, time was divided between the lake and Florida. Idabel loved people, bingo, dancing and being active. She took great pride in the members of her family and enjoyed her years in being part of their lives.

Grace Village became a final address where she met new friends and was involved in many activities. We thank the staff in the healthcare floor for their skills, loving care and energy to find enjoyment every day. A special thank you to Buddy Miller who was her companion and friend until her passing. He made her last years special. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be private at a later date. Memorial donations in Idabel’s name may be made to Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation, P.O. Box 55/ 301 North Main Street, North Webster, Indiana 46555 or to charity of your choice.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements.



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