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Marlys M. Goodin, 78, of Rockford, passed away on June 7, 2018, at Lincolnshire Place. She was born on May 21, 1940, in Ottawa, Illinois, the daughter of Thomas and Doris (Hill) Smith. Marlys was united in marriage to James S. Goodin on October 19, 1968, at the Old Stone Church in Rockton, IL. She received her nursing diploma in 1961 from Rockford Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Marlys worked as a nurse, for many years, before devoting her life to her three loving children. She returned to nursing in 1988, working at Rockford Clinic, Rockford Surgical Services, and retired from Rockford Orthopedic in 2005. In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survived by her husband, James; daughters, Laura Goodin, Amy (Aaron) Eissens, and Sarah (Mike) Johnson; cherished grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Eissens, and Madelyn, Olivia, and Nicholas Krieg; and special friends, Mary Lou Paske and Barb Granite. Predeceased by parents.
A visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, June 11, 2018, in the Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to OSF HealthCare Foundation-College of Nursing. A private graveside service will be held.

Condolences & Shared Memories (18)

  1. Amy Garnhart-Antczak

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Ladies, your mom was always a ray of sunshine with a smile on her face that would light everyone's day. May she Rest In Peace and in all of your hearts. God Bless you and your family. 🙏🏻❤️

  2. Charlene Ceci

    Am so sorry for your loss. I remember the great times playing in the playhouse in your backyard.

  3. Sara Kennedy

    What wonderful memories I have growing up neighbors and best friends with the Goodin girls and Marlys and Jim. She was like a second mom to me growing up and she will live on in my heart and memories!

  4. janet long

    I was saddened to learn of Marlys' passing. I worked with Marlys at Rockford Surgical and always enjoyed our time together. We drank afternoon coffee and loved to talk about our children. I enjoyed receiving Christmas cards from Marlys every year and appreciated hearing from her. May God bless you in this time and may Marlys Rest in Peace.

  5. Linda Riebock

    My sympathies for the entire family. I worked with Marlys in the 70's. She was a wonderful nurse and a great person. My girls went to preschool with Laura. She was a great lady

  6. JAN DUE

    We worked at RMH in the OR in the late 60's early 70's together in Orthopedics,great nurse and good teacher,truly a role model,fun to work with,the Dr's loved her. Bless you Jim and your family,Smitty is safe now in Gods hands

  7. Monique White

    My deepest sympathies are for your family at this time. It is hard to put into words the emotion and pain we feel. Our most fondest memories can bring us much comfort as well as the memories that others share can bring us joy. However, there is one source of comfort that can give us a real hope. Isaiah 25:8, says God will eliminate death forever and wipe the tears from our faces. May the hope of someone who always fulfills their promises be a source of true comfort for you.

  8. Marilyn Diane Board

    Mrs. Marlys Goodin touched my life through her loving & devoted daughter, Laura. Mrs. Marlys helped us get our classrooms set up at the beginning of the school year & was there to assist us as we closed out the school year. Her love of learning & her strong work ethic overflowed to bless our classes all year long. Family as you grieve, remember the hope we have in Christ, that to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. May the peace, comfort, & joy of The Lord be yours now & always.

  9. Raymond and Vixanna Robbel

    So sorry to hear Marlys's passing. Remember the good times and they will give you comfort!

  10. Laura Jernigan

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Alice Bryant

    Laura, I am so very to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Grace Lunsford

    Laura, my heart aches for you tonight. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be out of town on Monday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Call or text if you need anything🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  13. Christine Cox

    Dear Laura, I never got to meet your mom, but I know from you that she was a beautiful lady, inside and out, and that you loved her so very much. My heart goes out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Sending you hugs and wishing you peace. xxx

  14. Mady

    Jim, Laura, Amy, Sarah and families, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed her company whenever we got together. She was always so young of mind and heart She will be greatly missed!

  15. Julie Brock-Vaughan

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you make this journey.

  16. Barbara Miner Neumann

    Memories always give me strength. Please share yours with each other. Your Mom was one of the most friendly of our class mates. She was always smiling. Loved being around her!

  17. Jo Ann Strainer

    My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Marlys was such a nice lady, I enjoyed our visits when I cut her hair. Much love and prayers for all of you.

  18. Mary Lou

    My heart goes out to all of you. May all the wonderful memories you have help to ease the sorrow you all feel at this time, as they will keep her near and dear in your hearts and daily living and give you peace and joy in the days to come.

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