Sara Lynn Goddard, 66, of Fredonia died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital in Valley.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lanett with Father Frank MacGuire, CM officiating.
Born June 21, 1942, in Spencer, Sara Goddard was the daughter of the late Clara (Fell) Thiessen and the late Albert John Thiessen. She was predeceased by her husband of 27 years, Garland Goddard, and her son, Garland "Boo" Goddard II. Sara had worked for the Chicago Merchantile Exchange for several years and retired from Yamaha after 26 years. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lanett, and she was the financial secretary at the time of her death. Sara was a member of the Ladies Sodality and was an Eucharistic minister. Sara was a member of the Fredonia Homemakers Club and loved to garden. Sara had a strong sense of family.
Sara is survived by two daughters: Dawn L. Hamilton and husband, Michael of O'Fallon, Ill., and Mary C. Duty and husband, Donald of Hogansville, Ala.; one son, John W. Goddard of Fredonia; four sisters: Frances Nassif of Des Moines, Clarice Elbert of Whittamore, Rhoda Kaiser of Milford and Mary Ellen Cosimo of Des Moines; one brother, Richard Thiessen of Spencer; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church Youth Group Camp Fund.
McCarthy Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements.