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Glada T. (Thompson) Goodman

July 14, 1925 ~ September 30, 2019 (age 94)

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Glada T. Goodman, age 94 of Defiance, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Glenn Park of Defiance.   
She was born on July 14, 1925 to the late Ora and Nena (Scaggs) Thompson in Christiansburg, Virginia. In 1946 she married Earl F. Goodman, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1993. 

Glada was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, and was active in the Wesley Circle. From 1941-1947 she worked for Scott Burr Stores Corp., from 1950 to 1958 at the Fabricast Division at General Motors, and was a real estate agent for Groll Realty for several years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking. Glada loved spending time with her family.
Glada is survived by her two daughters, Elmalene (Bill) Jeffery and Theresa (Tom) Stafford, all of Defiance, granddaughter, Carissa Jeffery (Austin Poelvoorde) of Dublin, Ohio, grandson, Scott (Amy) Stafford of Toledo, Ohio, and great-granddaughter, Emersyn Poelvoorde. She also leaves behind four sisters, Mary Frances Teany of Christiansburg, VA, Phyllis Gallaher of Christiansburg, VA, Nancy Westmoreland of Galax, VA, and Judy Sharpe of Summerville, SC, and a brother, Robert Thompson of Radford, VA. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Goodman, sisters, Elmalene Duncan and Doris Crane, and brother, Ronol Thompson. 
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 4th at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Pastor John Schlicher officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens.
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October 3, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
October 4, 2019

10:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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