Murrell Godwin

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Murrell E. Godwin, 82, of Festus, Mo., died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 12, 1920, at Jackson, son of Gayle and Paralee Foster Godwin.

Godwin was a retired teacher, coach and athletic director for Festus schools. He was a member of Festus-Crystal City Rotary Club for 54 years, American Legion Post 253 and Missouri Retired Teachers Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was decorated with the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, one Bronze Star, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; a daughter, Patricia Oetting of Festus; one brother, Bill Godwin of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Festus-Crystal City, with the Rev. Margie Woods officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.