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Wanda Goodpaster Ellis

Wanda Goodpaster Ellis

Friday, March 11th, 1949 Friday, April 12th, 2019

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Life Story for Wanda Louise Goodpaster Ellis (Gardner)

Mrs. Wanda Louise (Gardner) Goodpaster Ellis, age 70, of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on March 11, 1949, in Milan, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, George Gardner and Violet (Brison) Darnell. She was raised in Wilmington, Indiana and Milan, Indiana and was a graduate of the Aurora High School. Wanda was united in marriage on November 6, 1967, in Milan, Indiana, to the late, Joseph Goodpaster. This happy union was blessed with three daughters, Jane, Betty and Wanda and two sons, John and Robert. Wanda and Joseph shared 12 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 21, 1979. Wanda was later united in marriage in 1982 in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Terry Lee Ellis. Wanda was employed for Pri-Pak Inc. in Greendale, Indiana, from 2006 - 2015. She resided in the Switzerland County community since 1981 and was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Wanda will be remembered for her love of crocheting, sewing, reading books and taking care of children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wanda passed away with her loving family by her side at 2:35 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Wanda will be missed by her daughters, Jane Smith of Lawrenceburg, IN, Betty South and her husband, Mike of Rising Sun, IN and Wanda Morton and her companion, Ryan Long of Patriot, IN; her sons, John Goodpaster of Patriot, IN and Robert Goodpaster of Patriot, IN; her step-children, Rebecca "Becky" Smith and her husband, Troy of East Enterprise, IN, Stacie Moore of Vevay, IN, Mary Addison and her companion, Tom of Sunman, IN, Joe Goodpaster and his wife, Patty of Aurora, IN, Scott Goodpaster and his companion, Diana of Sunman, IN and Vernon Goodpaster and his wife, Loretta of Indianapolis, IN; her grandchildren, Vernon (April) Johnson, Jr., Kevin (Misty) Johnson, Christopher (Amy) Johnson, Troy (Alexis) Smith, Vincent Smith, Shayla Smith, Brittany (Aaron) Thayer, Grace Holmes and Brison Scudder; her 16-great-grandchildren; her step-grandchildren, Angela, Michael, Austin, Jason, Hannah and Evan; her 3-step-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Carolyn Matthews and her husband, Bill of Cross Plains, IN and Crystal Gonzales of Riverside, CA; her brothers, Wayne "Rick" McDaniel and his wife, Judy of Bowling Green, MO and Thomas Cornett and his wife, Nikki of Indianapolis, IN; her 4-half-sisters and 4-half-brothers and her numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Gardner and Violet (Brison) Darnell; her half-brother, Steve Darnell; her half-sister, June Gardner and her step-grandson, Gage Logan Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.

Friends may call 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Switzerland Baptist Church or Pleasant Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
    208 Ferry Street
    VEVAY, IN
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home
    208 Ferry Street
    VEVAY, IN
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    1:00pm
    Officiant
    Rev. C. Martin Justice
  • Interment

    Pleasant Cemetery
    Hwy 250 & Hwy 129
    Pleasant, IN
  • Reception

    Switzerland Baptist Church
    307 Main Cross Street
    VEVAY, IN

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Jenny, Carrie & Father Edward Gonzales & families

To our most beloved Aunt Wanda brought so much joy to our life. She touched our lives for the better & will be missed.
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With Deepest Sympathy, Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Darnell Family in this time of loss.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Rick & Judy, We are so sorry for your loss & though we cannot be there, please know we love you & will be keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.
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So sorry to hear about Wanda. She was a wonderful friend and she will be missed very much. Love you Wanda. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.
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