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Guy Eugene Goddard
Guy Eugene GoddardFord 8600Guy Eugene Goddard age 77 of the Magnetic Springs area, died Monday evening May 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 8, 1935 in Putnam County, West Virginia to the late Grant Wesley and Selma Vay (Jividen) Goddard, he was also predeceased by one sister Ellen Epps.

On July 24, 1955 in Ostrander he married the former Claudette Jane Kay Teets and she survives, also surviving are their four children: Candy Jane Goddard of Ostrander, Christine V. (Steven) Clark of Marysville, Gary E. Goddard of Indiana and Thomas G. (Theresa Kathleen) Goddard of Marysville
Twelve Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren

Two Brothers: Thurman (Pam) Goddard of Pandora and Don (Darlene) Goddard of Richwood, three sisters: Maybelle (George) Bredsten of Cordova, Tenn., Lana (Paul) Fowler of Richwood and Paulette (Doug) Halterman of Troy.

Guy was a meat cutter for the Kroger Company for over 45 yrs., working at the Marysville, Delaware and Bucyrus stores. He was also a farmer and longtime member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church. Guy was a former Boys Scout Leader and had coached baseball in Magnetic Springs and Marysville. He was also known to be quite the handyman.

Guy enjoyed Country and Western music, camping, boating, traveling and was a Civil War history buff.

Funeral Services will be held Friday May 10, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Pharisburg U.M. Church with Pastor Judy Cramer officiating, burial will follow in the Mapledell Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pharisburg United Methodist Church for a future shelter house at 13317 St. Rt. 347 Marysville, Ohio 43040

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#1 from: Lisa Bumgarner
Wed, May 8, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Claudette and family,
I was so sad to hear of Guy's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Bumgarner

#2 from: Kathy (Myford) Close
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.  I was so sorry to hear about Guy.  He and Claudette were great friends and neighbors of my Dad.  I thank God for the two of you when it came to my Dad. I know we all thought alot of Guy and the many kind things he did for everyone.  God has a new Angel:)  Love, Kathy (Myford), Aaron and Tori Close

#3 from: Packard Family  (Shawns family)
Worthington Ohio
Wed, May 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

We offer our deepest sympathy to the entire family during this difficult time.

#4 from: Charles & Peggy Hall
Marysville, Ohio
Wed, May 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Sorry  about your loss.  Guy will be missed by many. We sincerely send our sympathy and will keep the family in our prayers.

#5 from: Karen McMahan
Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss.  I truly enjoyed Guy coming into Heritage, he was such a wonderful man. He will be missed.  God bless you all.

#6 from: Marty McCormick
Delaware, Ohio
Sat, May 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Dear Claudette,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Guy.  Perhaps the following will be of some help in the days to come.

Once upon a time a young dragonfly was born in the bottom of the pond (he was called a larva then.)  He had a pretty good life in the murky waters of the pond; there was enough to eat, and many friends to swim and frolic with.  As he grew he and the other youngsters noticed that sooner or later the elder members of their species would become so buoyant that they could no longer remain deep in the water.  Then they would float up and up until they finally disappeared from sight, to be seen no more.  The young dragonfly asked one of the elders about this strange happening and was told, “Yes, this happens to all of us, we call it dying!”

Time went by and sure enough, one day the dragonfly larvae began to float upwards in the water.  He was so afraid; he did not want to disappear forever!  As he reached the top of the water, he had just enough energy left to climb up on a stem of one of the water plants.  He was clinging for dear life, when a strange thing happened; he began to tingle, and to grow warm from a big light in the sky.  The warmer he got, the stronger he felt.  Then miracle of miracles, he noticed he was in a brand new warm world; the colors were glorious.  He had turned into a beautiful blue-green jewel himself, and most wonderful, he had wings and he could FLY !!  Ohhhhh, the beauty, the comfort, the pleasure of it all!  He wished he could go back and tell all of the other dragonfly larvae that they had nothing to fear – but of course he couldn’t do that now that he was a creature of the air not the water.  But he couldn’t help thinking that no one would mind “dying” if they knew what a bright and beautiful new life they would be coming to!

[Behold I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye ………..(See 1 Cor. 15:51 & 52)]

Call me if you have the need for I have been there.
Sorry I don’t have your phone number or address anymore and cannot locate it in the phone book.
As ever,    Marty McCormick       740-363-3348

#7 from: Melissa Tevis Werley
Vermilion, Ohio
Mon, May 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Gary so sorry you lost your father.  My dad is still with us but lost mom in December 2011.  It is a sad time.  

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