Lowella Mae Gooding/Gardner
Lowella Mae Gooding/Gardner, age 87, of Prosperity, SC. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at the Lowman Home in White Rock, SC.
She was born May 16, 1921, in East Canton, OH., the daughter of the late Lowell and Viola (Summers) Zimmerman.
She was a graduate of Dellroy High School and was first married to the late Lloyd Gooding and then to the late Rueben Gardner.
Lowella is survived by the following 12 children: Lowell (Betty Jo) Gooding, Thomas (Bonnie) Gooding, Mary Margaret "Peg" (James) Townsend, all of Prosperity, SC; Kathryn (David) Fondriest of Helendale, CA; Lois "Jean" (Derward) Smith of Paradise, CA; Patricia (Allen) Reynolds of Canton, OH; Robert (Marianne) Gooding of Hartville, OH; Darrell (Theresa) Gooding and Donald (Deb) Gooding of Sandyville of OH; Michael (Janet) Gooding of Waynesburg, OH; Jeri Gooding of Louisville, OH, and Susan Saccu of Florida; one brother, Thomas (Dorothy) Zimmerman of Dellroy, OH; 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service, conducted by Marion Sandefur, will be held Saturday May 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. in New Harrisburg Presbyterian Church in New Harrisburg, OH. Friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A condolence message may be left at www.southcarolinacremation.