Alice Maxine Goodpasture, 93 of Livingston, TN, formerly of Tuscola, IL passed peacefully from this life on Wednesday evening, July 18, 2018, in the comfort of her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Tuscola United Methodist Church, 901 North Prairie Ave, in Tuscola, IL. Burial will follow in the Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 12:00 P.M. (Noon) to 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Maxine was born April 14, 1925 in Sandborn, Indiana (Knox County) to the late John Dennis & Thelma Almeda (Dollens) Anderson. She married the late Gordon Leslie Goodpasture on March 10, 1945 in Washington, IN.
Survivors include two daughters, Karla Sue Stannard and her husband Rex of Allons, TN, and Tambra Dawne McCartney, of Champaign, IL; three grandsons, Drew Thomas McCartney, of Capistrano, CA, Gerald Leslie Taylor of Oakland, CA, and James Matthew Taylor, of Tatum, TX, one granddaughter Noemi Lynne Shilts of Mohomet, IL, two great-grandsons, Zachary Taylor, of Oakland, CA, and Judson Taylor of Tatum, TX; one great-granddaughter, Brynlee Shilts, of Mohomet, IL, one son in-law, Gary Eades, of Greenup, IL, two sisters Donna Faye Newkirk and her husband Jerry, of Washington, IN, and Norma Rose Noland, of Millersburg, IN; one brother Marvin Dean Anderson and his wife Debra of VA; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Leslie Goodpasture, one daughter, Donetta Lynne Eades, three sisters, Martha Mae Burton (Alfred), Wanda Joyce Walls, and Clara Ann Coffey (Jim), two brothers, Larry Earl Anderson (Barbara) and Jack Kenneth Anderson; one grandson, Garth Eades; and one brother-in-law Larry Noland.
Maxine was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, currently, Martins Chapel of Allons, TN. In 1999 Alice was honored as Volunteer of the year in Douglas County in Illinois, for her work with senior citizens, especially visiting friends in nursing homes, reading with children in the Tuscola reading program, Pacesetters, devoted mother and grandmother who loved word puzzles, flowers, and dancing.
During her time spent in Tennessee, she was very active member of Martins Chapel, helping with VBS and with their annual dried apple pie frying event every September. Her annual family reunion was a highlight of the year, and as of 2018 she had attended 64 reunions in a row. Also, she was very active at the Overton County Senior Citizens Center for years, considering herself at times to be an unofficial greeter.
Memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Goodpasture may be made to the Martins Chapel Church in Allons, TN.