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James W. Goodloe services Wednesday

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James W. Goodloe, age 88, of Michigan City, Ind., formerly of Porter, Ind., passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013.

He was born on December 12, 1924 in Central City, Ky. to Joel Hayden and Pearl (Bradshaw) Goodloe.

On October 21, 1948 in Porter, Ind., he married Mary J. Coslet, who preceded him in death in 2010.

He is survived by four daughters, Linda (Donald) Hansen of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Christine (Walter) Kay of Elstesnwick, Australia, Mary Ann Lantz (Rich Skeens) of Michigan City, Ind., and Beth Goodloe-Day (Russ) of Valparaiso, Ind.; three sons, James A. Goodloe, Brian (Bonnie) Goodloe and John (Jenny) Goodloe, all of Michigan City, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother, Kenneth Goodloe of Central City, Ky., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

James was a truck driver and welder for many years, previously working for Lay Trucking in LaPorte, Ind. He was a former member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather and was loved by many.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. directly at Chesterton Cemetery, 300 E. Porter Ave., Chesterton, Ind.

Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, is handling arrangements.

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Posted 9/24/2013