Norval Goddard

Sunday, January 11, 2009
Norval Goddard

Norval Goddard

IRONTON, Mo. -- Norval "Russ" Goddard, 95, of Ironton died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Baptist Home in Ironton.

He was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Benton, Mo., son of Joseph N. and Lillie Mae Jehlen Goddard.

Goddard worked for International Shoe Co. at the corporate office in St. Louis as a buyer, retiring after 40 years. He then went to work at the downtown YMCA of Greater St. Louis as an assistant physical director, retiring after 20 years. Goddard was a member of the Baptist Church in Eureka, Mo.

Survivors include a son, Ronald A. Goddard of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Judith Ledbetter of Festus, Mo.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with chaplain Gerald Collier officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery at Commerce, Mo.