Stella M. Godwin 1910-2003 Obituary

Stella M. Godwin 1910-2003 Obituary

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Stella Monahan Godwin, 92, a resident of North Randolph Avenue, Leadsville community, and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life early Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the center. She had been in declining health for the past two months.

She was born Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1910, in Belington, a daughter of the late William Monahan and Margaret Simpson Monahan.

On April 15, 1943, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Kenneth M. Godwin, who preceded her in death on July 31, 1986.

Surviving her are one son, Austin Joe Godwin and wife, Sandra, of Montrose; a daughter-in-law, Jean Miller of Maryland; two sisters, Emma Wilson of Florida, and Helen Godwin of Elkins; four granddaughters, Lavada Yoakum and husband, Mike, of Elkins, Julia Brumfield and husband, Breck, of Huntington, Debbie Robertson and husband, Larry, of Laurel, Md., and Dianna Kanyer and husband, Walter, of Odessa, Fla.; three great-granddaughters, Angela Yoakum, Lauren Brumfield and Samantha Kanyer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Leslie O. Miller; three brothers, Odell Monahan, Andrew Monahan and Howard Monahan; and one sister, Lena Moats.

She attended the schools of Barbour County. Prior to her marriage, she worked in the Belington Post Office for several years. During World War II, she worked for Glen L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Baltimore, Md. She was a homemaker, a great cook, an avid birdwatcher and loved nature and crossword puzzles. She was a member of AARP, and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church for the past 57 years.

Friends will be received at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Donald L. Lockhart and the Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate and interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Stella Monahan Godwin.

Stella M. Godwin 1910-2003

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