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Jacqueline (Goodwin) Mitchell

September 9, 1930 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 89)


Jacqueline (Goodwin) Mitchell, 89, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Aperion Care Capitol in Springfield, IL.

Jackie was born September 9, 1930 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Theodore M. and Ruth L. (Kelso) Goodwin.  She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1948. Jackie worked for 21 years as an office coordinator for the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid until her retirement in 1987.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed making jewelry, spending time with her friends, and spoiling her dog.  Jackie attended Athens Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth and Don Goodwin; sister-in-law, Bridget Goodwin; and son-in-law, Mike Kerney.

Jackie is survived by her children, Pamela (Walters) Kerney and Richard “Butch” (wife, Pamela Weckerly) Walters, both of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Nancy (husband, Matt) Heberling Colbrook, Shannon (fiancé, Eric Martin) Heberling, Eddie (wife, Laura) Heberling, Amanda (husband, Jeremy) Walters Walker, and Kody Walters; great grandchildren, Jhett, Jhadyn, Jhia, Jhak, Jhude, Jhenner, Jhordyn, Jhorjie, and Jhacek Walker, Mattyx and Liam Page, Rosella, William, and Zettie Colbrook, Carson Heberling, Addison Martin, and Hollis Heberling; sister-in-law, Janet Goodwin of Aurora, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family ceremonies were held, followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Taylorville Food Pantry, 1429 E. Main Cross St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or FSHD Society (for FSH Muscular Dystrophy), 450 Bedford St., Lexington, MA 02420.

The family entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, IL with ceremonies.

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Private Family Ceremonies


Taylorville Food Pantry
1429 E. Main Cross St., Taylorville IL 62568

FSHD Society (for FSH Muscular Dystrophy)
450 Bedford St., Lexington MA 02420

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