Sarah Childers Goodwin, 85, died Oct. 15, 2010, at Lexington Park Nursing Center in Topeka.
She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Rock Hill, S.C., the daughter of Edward Lee and Emma Ashe Childers.
She graduated from York (S.C.) High School in 1940. She received an AA degree from Highland Junior College in 1963, and a bachelor of education degree from Peru State College, Peru, Neb., in 1966. She later did graduate work at the University of Kansas. She had lived in Topeka since 1970, coming from Hiawatha, where she lived for 10 years.
Mrs. Goodwin was a special education teacher for 20 years and taught in the Hiawatha and Valley Falls school districts.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Anne Miller, Lawrence; her son, Frank Edward Goodwin, Hiawatha; a sister, Helen Childers Wylie, Folly Beach, S.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the University United Methodist Church, Topeka. She also belonged to an Eastern Star Chapter, an American Legion Auxiliary, Kappa Delta Pi Sorority, and Retired Military Officers Association.
She married Frank Edward Goodwin April 3, 1947, in Reno, Nev. He died Oct. 17, 1967.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Childers, and a sister, Ruth Childers Turner.
Cremation is planned. A memorial service was held Oct. 16 at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1315 S.W. Arrowhead Road, Topeka 66604.
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