Ruth Goodchild

Friday, May 21, 2010
Ruth Goodchild

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Goodchild, 76 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Mike Huebner will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home at Spencer.

Interment will take place in Silver Lake Cemetery in Ayrshire.

A lunch and time of fellowship will follow the funeral services at the church. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Goodchild passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010, at home in Spencer.

Ruth Mohr Goodchild, the daughter of Herbert and Bertha Mangold Mohr was born July 15, 1933, at Ayrshire. She graduated from Ayrshire Consolidated School and received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Buena Vista College.

On June 15, 1955, she married Darwin (Bud) Goodchild at Zion Lutheran Church in Ayrshire.They are parents of one son, Dave. Bud and Ruth farmed near Gillett Grove and Webb for several years. Ruth taught in Havelock, Ayrshire and South Clay elementary schools for 40 years. Many students were blessed with her dedicated loving and nurturing ways of teaching. After retirement, Ruth and Bud moved to Spencer to be closer to family.

Ruth was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church where she continually volunteered her time, talents, fellowship and food. Her passion for young children continued as she enjoyed helping students with their lessons and serving lunch at Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School.

Ruth dearly loved her son and grandsons and looked forward to spending time with them. She prepared special meals, attended their school and church activities, and supported them in every possible way. She certainly was a dedicated, awesome "grandma." Ruth and Bud loved to travel and spent many winters in Arizona. Her others interests included reading, walking, playing cards, fishing, gardening and planting flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Goodchild; parents, Herbert and Bertha Mohr; stepmother, Mary Stein Mohr; brother-in law, Bob Bowman; sisters-in-law: Ruth and Joyce Mohr; Bud's parents, Lester and Gladys Goodchild; sister-in-law, Bonnie Scott and her husband, Bill; and nephew, Doug Goodchild.

Ruth is survived by her son, Dave of Spencer; grandson, Jason and his wife, Kristi; grandson, Justin; two sisters: Marilyn Bowman and Dolores Laue and her husband, Norm; two brothers: Darrold Mohr and Harley Mohr and his wife, Ruby; also several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.