March 19, 1921 ~ August 15, 2021

Born in: Ozark, IL
Resided in: Vincennes, IN

Lorene M. Goodson, 100 passed away at 7:54 am on August 15, 2021 at her son’s residence. Lorene was born on March 19, 1921 in Ozark, IL the daughter of Burlin and Orpha (Lawrence) Bundren. She married Herschel A. Goodson on June 14, 1945 and he preceded her in death.

Lorene was a graduate of Vienna High School in Vienna, IL and went on to attend Illinois Beauty College. She then became a Rosie the Riveter putting bolts and rivets into airplane wings during WWII. Lorene had a deep love for her God and was a faithful and loyal member of the First Church of God for over seventy- five years. Lorene also enjoyed gardening and was a silver sneaker member at the YMCA.

Survivors include her children, Ray Goodson of Oaktown; Bruce Goodson and his wife Cindy of Carlisle, Dorothy Sanders and her husband Oscar of Bicknell; daughter-in-law, Kathy Goodson of Vincennes; brothers, Ralph Bundren of Oceanside, CA, Donald Bundren of Ozark, IL, L.M. Bundren of Gary, IN; her grandchildren, Michelle Moore and her husband Bruce, Robert A. Goodson and his wife Samantha, Chris Sanders and his wife Lori, Eric Sanders and his wife Laura, Tyler Sanders and his wife Kristi, James Goodson, Steven Goodson and his wife Natasha; adopted granddaughter, Mandy Eddleman; her great grandchildren, Colton and Hunter Moore, Zach Goodson, Heidi Helton, Joel, Carson, and Avery Sanders, Braylen, and Makyla Sanders, and Susie Goodson. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Burlin and Orpha Bundren, her husband, Herschel A. Goodson, her son Carl Goodson, sisters, Berniece Slankard, Alene Jett, Louisa and Dorothy Bundren, brother, J.B. Bundren, and daughter-in-law, Becky Goodson.

Friends may visit with Lorene’s family from 10:00 am until the hour of service time of 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN with Pastor Dale Biehl officiating. Lorene will be laid to rest next to her husband, Herschel in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online memories may be shared with Lorene’s family and friends at www.goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Lorene.


Visitation: August 21, 2021 10:00 am - August 21, 2021 12:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

Funeral Service: August 21, 2021 12:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home - Vincennes
524 Broadway Street

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  1. Brenda and I send our best to Lorene’s family. We grew up in the church and knew her as a wonderful lady. She was so faithful to the congregation and to her Lord. We also grew up with her kids and are thankful that they were able to enjoy their mother for so many years. We were the recipient of many of her greeting cards over the years. Just great memories associated with her. I was also honored to serve as part of the pastoral team who ministered to her through the years. She was always a woman of grace and humility. It is just hard to imagine her working as a riveter on the wings of an airplane. She served where she was needed.

  2. I have met alot beautiful souls in my days an dear Lorene you are one of those. You say high to Herscial for me.

  3. One of the sweetest women to walk this earth. I’m thankful to have known her and watched her serve her Lord. May God hold you all close.

  4. I absolutely loved 🥰 Lorene and her husband Hershel. I met them back in 1994 when I worked at Beulhers Buy Low grocery store. They used to come in and walk around since it was so much closer that Walmart to their home. They used to come in almost every single night while I was working and we would stand around and talk while I stocked shelves. That’s when I met Bruce one weekend when Lorene invited me to her home to pick up a recipe.
    We were supposed to get together and she was gonna tell me some of her favorite ones, but we never got the chance. As we talked, we found out that they knew my in-laws and my father and grandmother. She even gave me a picture of the 2 of them. I absolutely loved 🥰 talking to them over the years. Then when Hershel passed, it was like loosing my grandfather. He always told me that he was glad to fill the spot of a grandfather as I never had one growing up. Lorene loved 🥰 being an honorary grandmother also. These were 2 of the sweetest, most loving 🥰 people you would ever wanna meet in your life. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. She was an absolutely amazing friend to have. Much love ❤️ to you Lorene, I will miss you..

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