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Rosanna (Mariage) Goodwin

November 1, 1927 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

     Rosanna Goodwin, 92, of Westville, took Jesus’ hand and went to Heaven on March 6, 2020, at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle, Indiana, after her battle with Parkinson’s and Dementia.  She was born on November 1, 1927, the daughter of Reuben and Zelia {Vallet} Mariage.  She was united in marriage to her loving husband, Karl Goodwin, on January 23, 1985, until his passing on March 27, 2010.
     Rosanna graduated from Oakwood High School.  She worked at Sears department store for over 25 years and always had a keen eye for shopping.  She loved the springtime which meant it was time for mushroom hunting.  Rosanna not only played Bunco for years with her friends but also enjoyed being part of the “Westville Walkers” where she and her friends spent their mornings walking around town enjoying each other’s company.  She spent a lot of time outside tending to her garden and flowers and was especially proud of her elephant ears which even made the newspaper.  She enjoyed many crafts, made beautiful handmade quilts for her grandchildren, and there wasn’t a Christmas that went by that she hadn’t crocheted new slippers for everyone.
     Rosanna loved her family immensely and was always there for them which now provides them with precious memories.  Whether it was passing down her French waffle cookie tradition, attending family get togethers, sitting through numerous school and sporting events for her grandchildren or even babysitting her sweet great grandbabies, Rosanna was always there.  She was a lover of animals and enjoyed many over the years, especially Mitzi who she held close to her heart.  Rosanna and Karl enjoyed spending much of their time at Sugar Mill Lake every summer where the family has many fond memories of cookouts, golf cart rides, parades, and fireworks.
Rosanna leaves behind her daughters, Jacquelyn Higgenbotham of Greencastle, IN & Vickie Holecz (Steve Talbert) of Danville; her grandchildren, Brian (Melissa) Higgenbotham, Lori Higgenbotham, Jeanifer Olichwier, Terry Higgenbotham, Lance Holecz (Johanna DePratt), Tori Beth (John) Blanchard; her step grandchildren, Jeremy (Carley) Potter, Larkin, & Emily; her great grandchildren, James, Brooke (Jamie), Amber, Mackenzie, Emma, Macey Jo, & Elizabeth; her great-great grandchild, Eli; and her brother, Lawrence Mariage.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Raymond Mariage; her sister, Leona Schnelle; her son-in-law, William Higgenbotham and her great grandson, Matthew Higgenbotham.     
     A celebration of Rosanna’s life will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Westville, Illinois 414 S State St. Westville, Illinois 61883 with Pastor John Mincy officiating.  Visitation will be held 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home prior to her service.  She will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park, Danville.  Memorial donations may be given to donor’s choice of charity.  Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel
414 S. State Street
Westville, , IL 61883

Visitation
Saturday
March 14, 2020

1:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel
414 S. State Street
Westville, , IL 61883

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