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Jo Ann Goodman

Jo Ann Goodman,67, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born March 1, 1950 in Weeksbury, Ky., to Astor and Ruby (Spriggs) Meade.

    She was a Certified Nursing Assistant and later became a Qualified Medical Assistant, working at various nursing homes in the area for many years. She was a member of the True Church of God in South Milford, Ind.

    She was married March 12, 1977 in Wise, Virg., to David Goodman. He preceded her in death July 12, 2016.

    Surviving are one daughter, Melanie (Jeff) Creek, Huntertown, Ind.; one son, Troy Prater, Florida; nine grandchildren, Toni Morton, Kayla Baxter, Joanie Hardy, Grace Bramlett, Brandi (Mason) Snider, Gracie Creek, Devin Prater, Cierra Creek, and Joseph Bengs; 10 great-grandchildren including great-grandson John Snider; two sisters, Lorene “Rene” Shepherd, Kendallville, Ind., and Mary (Hugh) Tuttle, LaGrange; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Tony Prater and Scott Twaits, and three brothers, David “Doc” Meade, William “Bud” Meade, and Selsus “Dick” Meade.

    Funeral service was held Saturday, November 11, at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating.

    Burial is in Orange Cemetery near Rome City.

    Memorials may be directed to the family.

    Online condolences may be sent at hitefuneralhome. com.

    Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Ind., was in charge of arrangements.