Margaret M. (Kramer) Goodman, 101, of Greenwood, IN went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born April 23, 1917 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN to Gertrude (Hyde) and Fargo Kramer. She was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School, class of 1934, and attended Butler University. Margaret married Samuel Thomas Goodman of Poseyville, Indiana in 1939. She was pregnant with their first child and stayed with family in Poseyville during World War II while her husband was deployed to North Africa and Europe. When her husband returned from the war, they settled in Corydon, Indiana where they owned and operated the Dream Theater in town and had their second child during this time. In 1961, they moved their family to Indianapolis, where she was employed with Block’s Department Store and then JC Penney’s before retiring in 1979. Margaret loved gardening and spending time with her family. She was actively involved in the church, sang in the choir, and volunteered to deliver meals and visit shut-ins. She was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother and taught her loved ones much about life. She was known by all as a kind, loving, spiritual, and beautiful human being and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her daughter Marilyn (Goodman) Preddy (Jim) of Greenfield, IN; four grandchildren Kim Harmon (Chris) of Indianapolis, IN; Jim Preddy (Leslie) of Greenwood, IN; Charity Crago of Pendleton, IN; and Nikki Harrison (Mark) of Indianapolis, IN; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, and her son Samuel W. Goodman, her brother Philip Kramer and sisters Ruth and Harriett.
Chaplain Mike Mercer with Community Home Health Hospice will conduct a graveside service on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET at the Poseyville Cemetery in Poseyville, Indiana. Memorial contributions can be made to the Otterbein Franklin Seniorlife Community, 1070 West Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN 46131. Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com . For further information call 317-738-0202.