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 Mary Hope <I>Stapelkemper</I> Goodwin

Mary Hope Stapelkemper Goodwin

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Jan 2005 (aged 99)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 10451616 · View Source
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💔 💗 💔 💗 💔 💗 💔 My Grandma 💔 💗 💔 💗 💔 💗 💔


Indianapolis Star--January 19, 2005

Mary Hope Stapelkemper Goodwin 99, Indianapolis, died January 17, 2005. She was born June 7, 1905 in Indianapolis. She worked for Indianapolis Casting for 28 years as a seamstress and taught sewing classes. Sewing was the love of her life. She was a member of the St. Christopher Catholic Church, to which memorial contributions may be made. A Chapel Service and Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2005 in Washington Park North Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Lee Goodwin . Survivors include her nieces, Janet Dixon, Patricia Cook, Carla Johnston and Janet Percifield; nephew, William Stapelkemper; and best friend, Dottie Hall. Arrangements handled by: Stevens Mortuary.


(Survivors who were not included in the obituary include her grandchildren (by marriage), Robert E. Goodwin, and Debbie Kay Goodwin-George of Auburndale, FL, and Teresa L. Goodwin-Skaggs of Indianapolis; 8 great-grandchildren), she was preceded in death by her step-son, Leonard Eugene Goodwin in November 2001.)


Mary taught Stretch-and-Sew classes, creating wonderful clothing for many members of her family.

A delightful and wonderful grandmother, she will truly be missed by all those who loved her.


Precious is your memory,
It hurts to hear your name;
I've grown to realize daily,
my life won't be the same.

Although I know in heaven,
there is no pain or grief.
My heart it just can't grasp it,
It hurts beyond belief.

But as I look to heaven,
beyond the clouds and sky,
I know to wipe away the sorrow
because this is not goodbye.

By Teresa L. Skaggs


Marriage Records

Mary Hope Stapelkemper married #1-Hubert Freeman on February 14, 1928 in Marion County, Indiana.

Mary Hope Freeman married #2-_________ Exmeyer.

Mary Hope Exmeyer married #3-Leonard Lee Goodwin on May 16, 1953 in Marion County, Indiana.


From the Personal Files of Teresa L. Skaggs


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Hope Stapelkemper Goodwin (7 Jun 1905–17 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10451616, citing Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by GenealogyGirl (contributor 46564531) .