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Margaret Ann Goode


Margaret Ann Goode, 91, died Sept. 25, 2015, in Circleville.

She was born Jan. 24, 1924, to the late Ruth Elizabeth (Maechtel) and William James Goode Sr.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Elizabeth (Goode) Scott, Jean (Goode) Roundhouse and Sister Agnes Goode of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Mary Immaculate; brothers, William James Goode Jr. and Raymond Goode; brothers-in-law, Stanley Scott, Richard Roundhouse and Richard Seimer. She was also preceded in death by sister-in-law, Charlotte (Rader) Goode; and nieces, Joyce Ann (Roundhouse) Ortman and Elizabeth “Ann” (Goode) Moore; and nephews, James “Jimmy” Goode, Mathew Goode and Francis Roundhouse.

She is survived by siblings, Ruth (Goode) Seimer, Gerald Thomas Goode, David (Pauline) Goode, John S. “Jack” (Judith) Goode and Paul Maechtel (Patricia) Goode; sister-in-law, Mariellen Goode; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret graduated from Washington Township High School in 1941 and became a registered nurse, having attended Saint Francis School of Nursing in Columbus and The Ohio State University School of Nursing. She also obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling, with minors in psychology and research from The Ohio State University College of Nursing.

She performed staff and administrative nursing in local hospitals and taught nursing while on the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She was a National Certified Chemical Counselor, as well as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and was included in the Who’s Who in America in American Nursing and Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals.

She was a member of the American Association of Nursing and a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing. She was a life-long member of Saint Joseph Church and an Associate of the Saint Francis of Mary Immaculate Order in Joliet, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2015, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 134 W. Mound St., Circleville, with Fr. Ted Machnik, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 151 East Main Street, Circleville. The Rosary Service will held at 8 p.m.

Donations may be made to Saint Joseph Church for maintenance of the Blessed Sacrament Altar and Restoration Fund.

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This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal