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Naomi Sue Goodwin-Rupert, age 70, of Cedar Springs, passed away Saturday morning, August 30, 2014 at her home under the loving care of her daughters and Heartland Hospice. The youngest daughter of Wilbur Jay & Thelma Marie (Waldron) Goodwin, she was born on October 29, 1943 in Greenville and was a graduate of Greenville High School.

Naomi retired from the former Electrolux Home Products in Greenville, was a skilled quilter and seamstress, and was a member of Cedar Creek Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur J. Goodwin in 1976; a sister-in-law, Rose Goodwin; and a brother-in-law, Art Buckley.

Surviving are her mother, Thelma Goodwin of Greenville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky & Stephane Lang of Cedar Springs, and Christina & Al Miller of Shipshewana, Indiana; three grandchildren, Stephane Lang, Stephanie Lang, and Tyler Saganski; a great-grandson, Carter Lang; three step-children, Tina & Eugene Burley of Cedar Springs, Steve & Virginia Rupert of Galesburg, and Chris Rupert of Florida; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Buckley of Ovid; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Gilbert & Joan Goodwin of California, David Goodwin of Greenville, and Daniel Goodwin of Rockford; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Pastor Richard Nichols of Cedar Creek Community Church will officiate and burial will take place privately in Eureka Township Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the American Lung Association are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Naomi’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on August 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Rhoda Thomas MIller

    David, mom just told me about Naomi. I am so sorry to have learned this to late to go to the visitation. Please know that you and the rest of your family will be in our prayers during the weeks to come. God will give you peace:)


    Gil Goodwin

    Good bye Baby Sister.
    Love you.


    Candace Campbell

    I am also Naomi’s daughter I was the second born and was put up for adoption. I met Naomi my mother 11 yrs ago. Why I wasn’t mentioned in the Biography was wrong. I love you Mom RIP.


    Cindy & John Burleson

    Aunt Naomi, you will be missed. Becky and Tina, you are in our thoughts and prayers.


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