April 18, 1918 - February 20, 2018
Ruth Yvonne Mings Goddard of West Frankfort, IL andn formerly of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully with her sister, Betty, at her side at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her home in West Frankfort. She was born in Raleigh, IL on Thursday, April 18, 1918, the daughter of Ora Everett and Edna Mae Beatrice (Heathman) Mings. She grew up in West Frankfort and was a graduate of Frankfort Community High School Class of 1936. She was united in marriage to Clarence Harold Goddard on Saturday, April 5, 1941 in Carmi, IL. Together they shared almost 59 years of marriage until his death on Sunday, January 9, 2000. Her working career was as a pharmacy assistant, working in many different pharmacies over her career. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. Ruth’s main hobby was her family’s history and genealogy. She was the family matriarch and looked forward to the many times they would all be together. The memories created will be cherished by those she leaves behind. She is survived by one brother, Clyde Larry Mings of Sarasota, FL; four sisters, Beatrice Berneice Mings Donnelly of St. Louis, MO, Betty June Mings Dorris Harris of West Frankfort, IL, Verla Jean Mings Billingsley of St. Louis, MO, and Audra Blondell Mings Kern of Sarasota, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; other extended family; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, C. Harold Goddard; two infant brothers, Leo Stanford Mings and James Everett Mings; tow other brothers, John Ora Mings and Emerson Woodrow Wilson Mings; and sister, Helen Sybil Mings Lockett. Arrangements for Ruth Goddard have been entrusted to Stone Funeral Home, 1201 East Poplar St., West Frankfort, IL. A private family service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 a the funeral home. Interment will follow next to her husband in Durham Cemetery located in rural Galatia, IL. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to “Frankfort Area Historical Society” and mailed in care of the funeral home. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-932-2161.
Ruth Yvonne Mings Goddard of West Frankfort, IL andn formerly of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully with her sister, Betty, at her side at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at her home in West Frankfort. She was born in Raleigh, IL... View Obituary & Service Information
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