Eleanor “EJ” Goodwin, 84,of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of St. Charles, Missouri, Fortified with the Sacraments of The Holy Church on May 8, 2017. Preceded in death by her cherished husband, Harold “Hal” Goodwin; loving mother of Sheron (David) Balhorn, Gordon (Anne Marie) Goodwin, Pamela (Blaine) Tweed, Kimberly (Charles) Josar, Kristie (Robert) Cook, and Kitty Todd; survived by dear sister, Irene Fedorka and brother LeeRoy (Pat) Ceresa.
Eleanor lived a full, active and happy life. She enjoyed activity and rarely sat still. Music and singing were the stable downbeats to most of her existence. She sang to her first endearing audience when she was just 5 years old, beating her brother to the stage and earning her first nickel … singing Rosalie My Darling! Family events, weddings, parties, gigging at ValVista with the Just Us Band and entertaining the veterans with Tony Orlando were only a few of the places she often performed at. She was a regular song for each of us … teaching us soft lullabies for her grandchildren and great grandchildren and more times than you could imagine, she’d pull a song out of her memory and we’d all laugh and enjoy her so much. We were thankful God spared her memory after two strokes because the lyrics never failed her. Eleanor was strong, determined, opinionated, hard working, dream building and forever forgiving and optimistic.
She lived a big life.
She lived wholeheartedly and without excuse.
She lived and loved deeply and faithfully .
We will miss her terribly.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 9 from 4-8 pm at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, June 10 at 9:15 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1355 Motherhead Road, Cottleville.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to: Val Vista Village-Eleanor Goodwin, 1148 Clydesdale Dr., St. Charles, MO 63304. The family wishes to keep her dream alive, in the community that she enjoyed so much.
Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 am
Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9:15 am -
St. Joseph Catholic Church Cottleville