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Mary Elizabeth Gooding Lambert


Mary Elizabeth Gooding Lambert, 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 14, 2013, at The OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born in Providence, R.I., on April 12, 1928, to the late John F. and Mary B. Bramah Quinn.

On Sept. 1, 1945, Mary married K.E. “Gene” Gooding in Providence, R.I., and he preceded her in death June 10, 1970. She then married Charles E. Burns in Bellefontaine on June 16, 1972, and he died Oct. 8, 1981. On April 22, 1988, she married Luther Luke Lambert in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2006. Mary also was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Raymond, Tony and Robert Quinn.

Mary is survived by her children, Ronald (Linda) Gooding of Lakeview, Gene (Linda) Gooding of Vermillion, Gregg (Cindy) Gooding of Jackson Center and Jill M. (Kody) Newland of Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, James Quinn of Cranston, R.I.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary worked for the Bellefontaine Federal Savings and Loan, the Logan County Treasurer’s office and retired after working at the Northeastern Elementary School. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles, VFW, Moose and Ladies Elks.

She also was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bellefontaine, where Father Patrick Sheridan celebrates a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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