Thelma Lucille Rickard Goodpaster Strange, 83, Orleans, died at noon Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home.
A native of Terre Haute, born Aug. 14, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Nellie Williams Rickard.
She was employed with the Older Americans Services Corp in Orleans and was an Avon distributor for more than 20 years. She was a member of Orleans Wesleyan Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Cowan; two sons, William L. and Ronnie Goodpaster; a granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Goodpaster of Phoenix and Danny Goodpaster of Brownstown; six daughters, Carolyn Wright of Marengo, Geraldine Proctor of Gallipolis, Ohio, Charlotte Brewer of Orleans, Gwen Wells of Paoli, Pat Brown of Phoenix and Karen Frazier of Rushville; a brother, Don Rickard of Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister, Betty Wilson of Santa Ana; 32 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Tuesday, June 28, at Orleans Wesleyan Church with burial in Bethel Cemetery.
Officiant: Brother Harold Carr.
Arrangements: McAdams Mortuary in Paoli.