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Virginia Ruth Goodman Roesler, 77, Fort Wayne, followed the universal path into the next adventure surrounded by family, friends, and cats on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in her home due to breast cancer.
The Ishad Upanishads offers "...From fullness, fullness comes, when fullness is taken away from fullness, fullness still remains." Her life was full. She was the daughter of Victor and Maude Pritchard Goodman and partner with Elmo Davis Roesler, all who preceded her in death. She was sister to Dick Goodman, who preceded her in death, and survived by sister Jean (Galen) Goodman Potts. She was the loving mother of Jennifer (Steve Young) Ruth Roesler Young and Amy Sue Roesler Gregg, grandmother to Heather Gayle Young, Amber Dawn Young and Kaili Gregg, and sister-in-law to Cynthia Adams Goodman.
She had a vibrant career as a teacher and librarian in Indiana, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia. In retirement, she became a volunteer at the Community Center, Arts United, Science Central and many others. She was an advocate for the underserved and enjoyed the vivacity of living in downtown Fort Wayne.
All lives are full of joy and sorrow. Virginia flowed fiercely with grace through both.
Come rejoice her fullness at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave.
Calling will be 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, and again 2-3 p.m. Thursday, all at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Community Center or Pranayoga Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
Published on January 29, 2018
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