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Thelma M. Goodwin, age 100, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, February 26, 2015 at Metron of Belding. The daughter of Charles & Lucinda (Dickinson) Waldron, she was born on June 5, 1914 in Greenville.

Thelma was a life time resident of Greenville, and a founding member of the Greenville Bible Methodist Church (formerly the Wesleyan Pilgrim Church). She loved to write poetry, and was known for her wonderful poems. Thelma was also skilled in the art of sewing and crocheting.

In September of 1934, she married the love of her life, Wilbur Goodwin, and together they raised their five children and enjoyed 42 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilbur; a daughter, Naomi Rupert; son-in-law, Art Buckley; a daughter-in-law, Rose Goodwin; a granddaughter, Kayla Buckley; and a great-granddaughter, Melissa.

Thelma was a wonderful loving Mother, Grandma, Great Grandma, and Sister. She will be missed by her sons; Gilbert (Joan) Goodwin of California; David Goodwin of Greenville; Daniel Goodwin of Rockford; and daughter Alice Buckley of Ovid. Also surviving are a half sister, Maxine Rhoads; eleven grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Greenville Bible Methodist Church. Please consider memorial donations in Thelma’s honor to be made to the church.


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  1. Anonymous on February 26, 2015 at 12:00 am


    02/28/2015 –

    Nellie Wolever senior companion

    will miss her, always ready to give a hug and peck on the cheek. Her smile shone from the inside.RQ3V

    02/27/2015 –

    Janice Heald Allen

    to the Goodwin family, sorry for your lose. youre all in my thoughts and prayers. i remember Thelma from childhood and going to the church she attended. She was a wonderful christian lady.

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  2. ... on March 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    03/07/2015 –
    Claribelle Geelhooed (Dickinson-Green)

    Greetings Family!!
    I have many good memories of Thelma, always had a nice smile on her pretty face! May the Lord give you peace and comfort the next few days!!

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