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Mildred A. Godwin


Mildred A. Godwin, 89, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday morning, July 27, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

She was born in West Mansfield on Aug. 11, 1923, to the late Cecil and Ruby G. McGough Wilgus.

On July 14, 1966, she married Charles D. Godwin in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2002. She also was preceded in death by daughter, Penny Williams; sisters, Virginia Hall, Barb Cox and Jeanne Elliott; and brothers, Bill and Fred Wilgus.

Mildred is survived by a daughter, Joni (Tom) Dolan of Bellefontaine; stepdaughters, Sharon Scherer of Bellefontaine and Deanna (Bill) Robinson of Rushsylvania; grandchildren, Teanda Dolan, Anne-Jeannette Davis, Melissa Abhyankar, Jason Dolan, Steve Dolan, Delia Catterson, Brett Sanford, Russell Bingham, Brandon Bingham, Sandy Williams, Patty Williams, Joyce Williams and Nancy Williams; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Sherry (Bill) Fast of Sidney; a brother, Richard Wilgus of DeGraff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mildred worked at DAB for more than 20 years and then was the owner and operator of the Pony Keg for more than 20 years.

She was a member of the Eagles, VFW and American Legion.

Mildred loved reading, crossword puzzles and watching birds, especially hummingbirds.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, followed by a memorial service officiated by Pastor Eric Cook. Burial is at a later date in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

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