Laurie Ann Goodman, 56, of Edon, Ohio, died April 11, 2017, with her husband at her side.
Laurie was the youngest of four siblings, born April 16, 1960, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Wayne A. and Betty J. (Knapp) Clevenger. She graduated from Camden-Frontier Schools in 1978. On Sept. 16, 1978, Laurie married Bud Alan Goodman and he survives.
Laurie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Northwest Township and the Camden Missionary Church. She was also very active in the Grief Share program at the church where she helped others with the loss of their loved ones. She was very active in the fire department activities, including getting up very early to help prepare meals for the firefighters who had been out on calls. She loved taking pictures and enjoyed sharing her talent with friends and family.
She gave the greatest gift to others—her time and love. She was a great helper to others, donating time to those in need, helping with Lifelines food pantry, providing meals to shut-ins, sitting with loved one’s family members so they could go to an appointment, took people to doctor’s visits, and was always available in times of need.
She was known as an exceptional aunt to all of her nieces and nephews. She took time with each of them, made them feel special, and was always very nurturing. Laurie was a stay-at-home mother for many years after the boys were born and was always active in her children’s lives. She was a wonderful wife who worked alongside her husband in their chimney business. When the boys were older, she worked again as a dental assistant, but her main focus was always on her family.
Laurie always shared her faith with others and would want her life to be a light to others. This was evident in all that she did. She had a servant’s heart.
In addition to her husband, Laurie is survived by a son, Tyler Goodman of Hillsdale; a sister, Connie Mailahn of Camden; brothers, Steve (and Donna) Clevenger of Hillsdale and Greg (and Tammy) Clevenger of Camden; mother-in-law, Roberta Day of Osseo, Mich.; sisters-in-law Lisa Day of Osseo, Karen Humphries of Osseo, and Brenda Baker of Flint; and brother-in-law, Gordon LeFevre of Hillsdale.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Logan Wayne Goodman.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. April 18 at the Camden Missionary Church, with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Private family interment will take place in Camden Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading.
Memorials are suggested to the Northwest Township Fire Department or Heartland Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading.