Sarah Jane Goodwin
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1 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Altenhofen - Wellman, IA

“Comforting words are so hard to find when you lose to a loved one. When Lisa, my daughter died, I held onto the comfort of knowing she walked...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Karla Walling

“Dan, Amy, BJ, Jeff and families, So sorry for your loss. Sarah was a wonderful person and I had the pleasure of working with her at...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Nick Dittrich - Washington, IA

“there are so many memories....I wouldnt know where to start! I'm thankful to have met Sarah and her family--such awesome people. My heart goes out to...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jolene Parriott - Washington, IA

“I met with Sarah at the library in Washington to work on genealogy with her. She seem to be a very friendly and open person. Easy to have as a...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Darlene (Goodwin) Funston - Keota, IA

“Sending Love, Hugs, and Prayers your way, Goodwin family, and all your loved ones, may you be uplifted in your sadness and comforted by joyful...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Julia Neff - Iowa City, IA

“Jeff, Amy, and BJ, and Families, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I have so many fond memories of her growing up as well as the couple of...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Marcie Droll-Durian - IA - Friend

“Jeff, Angie, Ryann, Kaleb, and Baylee, I'm so sorry for you loss. My heart breaks for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Hessenius - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I can only imagine your sadness and loneliness at this moment. I have so many memories of growing up at Sarah's house: playing in the bait shop,...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Holly (Neff) Fahy - Longmont, CO

“Amy and Family Our deepest sympathy to all of you. She will so greatly missed by so many. You all are in our thought and prayers. Justin,...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle Sobaski - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Sorry to hear of your lose. I rember Sarah when she was growing up and going to the races with her mom and dad. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Stewart - Iowa City, IA

“May God hold you now in the palm of His hand and give you strength at this difficult time. My sincerest condolences and Love to each of you. She...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Anne Sistern - Washington, IA

“To all of Sarah's family, we are so very sorry for your loss. At times like this we just don't know what to say. Just know that you all are in our...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Joyce & Al Dean

“So sorry for your loss. We were all blessed to have Sarah in our lives. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Pat Dessner - Columbus Junction, IA

“Just saw Sarah within the last month. Was looking well and whether Brad and I were together or apart, she always asked about Brad's health. Such a...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Brad and Deb Booth - West Chester, IA

“Just wish to express my sympathy to you all for the loss of your Mother! I just lost mine so I have extreme feelings for you all as well! Thoughts...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Washington, IA

“may she always thought of for all good she showed people and her family. may god bless you all . ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: frank osborn - washington, IA


Sarah Jane Goodwin, age 63, of Washington, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Celebration of life services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Fr. Marty Goetz officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Tuesday evening. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County . Online condolences may be sent for Sarah's family through the Jones-Eden website at www.jonesfh.com

Sarah was born March 5, 1949 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of William J. and Dorthea (Beatty) McDole. She attended school in Washington, Iowa and graduated from Washington High School. On March 16, 1968 she was united in marriage to Ray E. Goodwin in Washington, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1988.

Sarah was a life resident of Washington, Iowa. She worked at McCleery Cumming Company for twenty years and later worked at Modine Manufacturing until health forced her retirement. She was an AVON Representative for many years. Sarah was a member of the Washington Genealogical Society. She enjoyed gardening, genealogy, attending car shows, having coffee with friends and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three children; son Jeff Goodwin and wife Angie of Richmond, Iowa; daughter, Amy Schulte and husband Dan of Keota, Iowa; son, B.J. Goodwin and friend Michelle McCarty of Washington, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Ryann Riggan, Kaleb Goodwin, Baylee Goodwin, Abby Schulte, Jillian Schulte, Jaime Schulte, Malachi Goodwin, Max Goodwin, Lilly Goodwin and Emma Goodwin; mother, Dorthea McDole; sister, Ruth Ann Gugel and husband Donnie of Washington, Iowa; and friend Rick Coon of Muscatine, Iowa.

Sarah was preceded in death by her father, Bill McDole; husband Ray Goodwin, and brother Joe McDole.

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