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Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin, 58, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 2:06 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo.

Michael was born Nov. 10, 1962, in Hannibal, Mo., to Robert and Pauline Goodwin. He was married to Becky Elliot Goodwin on Aug. 20, 1988, at First Baptist Church of Palmyra. She survives.

Michael Goodwin

Other survivors include his son, Danny (Jessica) Howald, and grandson, Brody Howald, other family members, Bob (Brenda) Goodwin, Bill Goodwin, Donna (Don) Morris, Karen  (Jim) Beadle, Ellen Goodwin, Ruth Decker, bone marrow donor, (Audra Borger), Phillip (Maryann) Elliott, Shirley Elliott, Richard Elliott, Nancy Jones, Susan (Don) McLaughlin, Debbie (Greg) Shepherd, Sharon (Bruce) Terry, Russell (Patty) Elliott, Sherri (Lance) Brown, Sandy (Todd) Peak, Joni (Kenney) Sharp and many nieces, nephews and extended family. 

He was preceded in death by Robert and Pauline Goodin, Ernst and Mary Elliott, Dwayne Goodwin, Waunetia Goodwin, Calvin Elliott, Bill Jones, Sheri McCabe and Jim Morris.

Michael worked for many years at Doyle Manufacturing and at Diemakers. 

He was a loving son, husband and father. He was Christian by faith.

A celebration of life service and visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, with the visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the celebration of life beginning at 1:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 600 Short St. in Palmyra. A meal will follow the service.

The family asks those attending to practice social distancing.

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The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel of Palmyra.