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Audrey Godell of Lakeview, age 89, died at home on Saturday, May 14, 2022, after a long history of heart disease. At the time of her death, she was under the care of Hospice of Michigan. She was born and raised in L’Anse, Michigan in the upper peninsula to Arthur and Mary (Coskie) Denomme. While still in high school she was employed by the local phone company and found work with Michigan Bell in Detroit after graduation in 1950. She met Don Godell of Chassell in high school and they married on 12/27/1952. They lived in Texas and Virginia while Don was in the Air Force. They had 3 children, Donald (deceased), Susan (David Dilworth) and Mark (Denyse). Her main occupation was raising her children and managing her household. She was formerly employed by the Social Security Administration and the Michigan Employment Security Commission. Community service was important to both Audrey and Don. She was active in the Stanton Women’s Club, the Dickerson Lake Association, and the local and national Sheriff’s Association. She and Don spent many memorable winters in their home in Florida. Audrey was a talented pianist and singer in her younger years. She was an accomplished seamstress, baker, cook and grandmother. She is survived by her children Susan and Mark, grandson Sam Dilworth, sister Vivian Davis, many nieces and nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, son Donald, sisters Lorraine Coleman and Kathleen Huhtala. Special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Michigan for the compassionate care provided during these last months of her life and to Kim Beach, Julie Gould and Karen Gyger-Tift and Claud Tift, who continuously looked after Audrey at the end of her life. She had many friends and was well-loved by many. Contributions in her memory may be made to Forgotten Man Ministries and sent to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, c/o Sheriff Mike Williams, 659 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888, or to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding SE, Ada MI 49301. Cremation has taken place through Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, Michigan, with complete obituary online at www.marshallfuneralhomeinc.com where you can leave a message of condolence for the family. A Memorial Service for Audrey Godell will be 11:00 AM Friday, June 17, 2022 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 829 Richardson Ave, Lakeview Michigan. The family will be available for visitation at 10:30 AM at the church. A private interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery immediately following the service.
Friday, June 17, 2022
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St Francis de Sales
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