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Ruth (Breeden) Goodchild

February 18, 1935 ~ April 6, 2022 (age 87)

Obituary

Ruth Ann Goodchild, 87, of Circleville, passed away peacefully in her home on April 6th, 2022. She was born in Hallsville, Ohio, where she enjoyed the carefree childhood associated with growing up in a small town, where everyone looked out for each other. She graduated from Centralia High School in 1953. Another benefit of small town living was the closeness of her fellow classmates that continued decades after graduation.  They continued to meet for luncheons several times a year until COVID recessed their trips down memory lane.

She is survived by her children, Gregg (Signe) Strawser, Sandy (Rich) Elsea, Trent (Susan) Strawser, Robin (Bill) Fultz and stepchildren Hallett (Donnie) Dountz and Marie (Debbie) Goodchild; grandchildren Rachel (Dave) Huggins, Nikki (Nate) Jackson, Cassie Strawser, Leslie (Joe) Miller, Lauren (Stephen) Hurley, Alex (Rachel) Elsea, and Taylor Strawser. Step-granddaughter Dawn Marie (Nick) Riegel. Great-grandchildren Paige and Payne Huggins, Nora, Sophia, Juliette and Roman Jackson, Ava and Jersey Murphy, Tristen and Ryan Miller, Sloane Hurley, Jaxon, Savannah and Jude Elsea, step-great-grandchild Winston Riegel and countless friends. 

She was predeceased by her mother Mary K. Breeden; husband, Donald Goodchild; sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Raymond McNeal, and brother and sister-in-law William and Velma Breeden.

Ruth Ann was a secretary and bookkeeper for many years.  She enjoyed needlework, quilt shows, perusing antiques shops with her family members and the thrill of the hunt when shopping for that perfect find! 

Hours of visitation will be held on Tuesday April 12th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Wellman’s Funeral Home in Circleville, 1455 N Court St, Circleville, OH 43113. Services will be held at Emmett United Methodist Church, 318 Tarlton Rd, Circleville, OH 43113, Wednesday April 13th at 11am. Memorial contribution to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter, as she was an avid dog lover.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 12, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
wellman funeral home
1455 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113

Visitation
Tuesday
April 12, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
wellman funeral home
1455 N. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Emmett Chapel United Methodist Church
318 Tarlton Rd.
Circleville, OH 43113

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