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Ada Mae (Goodman) Link

Wood River | Thursday, September 27 2012

Ada Mae (Goodman) Link, 88, of Wood River, IL, passed on peacefully at 3:50 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 27, 2012 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, IL with family by her side.

She was born, one of nine children, on Oct. 12, 1923 in Wood River, IL to the late Edwin & Alice (McFetridge) Lasbury.

She married Harold C. Goodman on April 30, 1949 at First Baptist Church in East Alton, IL, where she is still a member. They were married for 41 years before he passed away on June 21, 1990. They had 3 children, Vickie (Don) Chestnut of Bunker Hill, IL, Penny Walker of Houston, TX and Kevin (Becky) Goodman of Bethalto, IL.

In addition to her three children, Ada is survived by: 7 grandchildren, Cheryl Watts of Wood River, Brian Chestnut of Bunker Hill, Jason Albers and twins, Ryan & Kelli Walker, all of Houston, Kristin Martin of Godfrey, IL and Megan Pope of Bethalto, 7 great-grandchildren, Amber Beasley, Hunter & Van Chestnut, Blake Martin, Mason Pope, Gabriel Walker, step-grandson, Justin, a great-great-granddaughter, Ada Beasley, a dear sister, Alice Dvorchak of Wood River, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Lasbury of Alton, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by: 4 brothers, Tom, Ed, Lester and her beloved twin brother, Bill and 3 sisters, Dorothy, Mildred and Bea.

On July 22, 1991, she married Virgil E. Link. They like to play cards and watch Cardinal baseball games. Harold and Virgil were both good husbands and her children are grateful for that. Virgil passed away July 18, 2012 in LaMarque, TX after being married for 21 years. Ada has a wonderful step-son, Dennis (Jackie) Link and their 3 children, Chad, Jerid and Joe. She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Ron Link. His children, Scot, Todd, Aaron and Tara Link survive.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mon. Oct. 1, 2012 at Paynic Home for Funerals, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tues. Oct. 2, 2012 with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Shriners Hospital for Children.


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