Fr. James Robert Goodrum


Rev. Fr. James R. Goodrum, age 88, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Health Care, Delphi.
Born July 27, 2930, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of Frank G. and Emma Lee Campbell Goodrum. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Sylvester Goodrum and Ralph C. Goodrum.
Fr. Goodrum lived most of his life in Louisville, Kentucky and Logansport.
A graduate of Flaget Catholic High School in Louisville, he was educated at Our Lady of the Lake Seminary in Syracuse, and St. Meinrad Seminary in Southern Indiana.
He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana on May 25, 1957, by Bishop John Joseph Carberry.
Fr. Goodrum was associate pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Church and pastor of St. Bridget's Church, both in Logansport.
On July 6, 2007, he was granted retirement. At the time of his retirement he was pastor of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Monticello.
Fr. Goodrum enjoyed being a priest and loved people. His hobbies were visiting people, playing the organ and piano. He was a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and was a Sagamore of the Wabash and Kentucky Colonel.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello. Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m. Friday, also at the Church.
Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport.
Masses and memorial gifts may be made to Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 543 S. Main Street, Monticello, IN 47960 or St. Meinrad Archabbey, 200 Hill Drive, St Meinrad, IN 47577.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Kroeger Funeral Home.
Published on June 11, 2019
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2 posts

Emily Carter
Jun 12, 2019
Father Goodrum was very kind and compassionate priest. He helped me and my family when my Grandmother died in 1975. May he Rest in Eternal Peace!!
Suzy Hauser
Jun 11, 2019
Father Goodrum was so very kind to my mother during her stay in the nursing home. He visited often every week, and she so enjoyed those visits. What a kind gentle man he was! My brother and I were so grateful, and fortunately had the chance to tell him.