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Sylvia J Goodnite

July 20, 1943 ~ September 8, 2018 (age 75)
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Sylvia “Tink” J. Goodnite, 75, of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in the Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Born June 20, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Delton and Sylvia Gail Willis Lane.  Sylvia worked many years at Middleton Estates and Gallipolis Developmental Center, where she was passionate in her service to those with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.  She was a retired cook for American Electric Power River Operations.  Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing, collecting and restoring antiques, making lampshades, decorating, gardening, working and spending time outdoors, homemaking, reading, and sitting on the porch with those she loved sharing fresh air and funny stories.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, children, siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friends.  She loved listening to her daughters and family sing and play music, always insisting on bringing out the guitars following a family meal.  She spent her life in service to others and since her childhood years has been by the side of every friend and family member in need of comfort, care, support, guidance, or assistance.  She enjoyed traveling but was always ready to return home to the rolling hills of Gallia County, as she believed her hometown to be situated in the most beautiful part of the country.  She was steadfast in her faith and love for Jehovah God. 

 

She is survived by her four loving daughters, Kimberly Enz of Fairfield, OH; Stephanie Adkins of Liberty, OH; Jenny Walker of Gallipolis; and Abby (Trevor) Ehman of Gallipolis; grandchildren Adam Enz, Jesse Enz, Aaron (Dallas) Mollohan, Ashley Walker, Cole Walker, Savannah Walker, Dru Walker, Kaden Ehman, and Konnor Ehman; great-grandchildren Emily Mollohan, Peightyn Williams, Jace Kisor, Parker Kisor, and one on the way--Aden Walker, whose arrival she was eagerly anticipating; sisters Barbara Saunders of Gallipolis; and Judy Kaloust of Coco Beach, FL; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, family and dear friends too numerous to list.

 

In addition to her parents, Sylvia is preceded in death by her son, Chet Adkins; a sister, Donna Lane; and two brothers, James and Jack Lane; as well as several special nieces and nephews. 

 

Family will receive friends Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. with a service celebrating Sylvia’s life to follow at 4 p.m. at Cremeens-King Funeral Home in Gallipolis. Interment will be at Reynolds Cemetery at a later date.   

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