ORRVILLE — Andrea L. Goodard, 74, of Orrville, died Friday, October 30, 2020 at her residence following a period of declining health.
She was born February 4, 1946 in Orrville to the late Earl and Colletta (Clark) Fisher and lived most of her life in Orrville with the exception of 6 years when her husband, David, was in the U.S. Air Force and lived in Illinois, Texas and Germany.
Andrea graduated from Orrville High School in 1965 and married the love of her life, David Goodard, on November 12, 1966 and they have been happily married for nearly 54 years. She was a caregiver from a very young age for her invalid mother and then as an aide and cook for Brennfield Nursing Home, the former Apple Creek Development Center and Wayne County Care Center. Her family was the center of her universe, she was an extraordinary cook and it was one of the ways she showed love to her family.
For many years she hosted a family dinner night on Wednesdays so that all of the grandchildren could socialize with and become closer to each other. Everyone looked forward to dinner and was always well attended.
Surviving is her husband, David; sons, David (Jill) Goodard Jr., Jason Goodard and Todd (Melinda) Goodard all of Orrville; grandchildren, Katelyn (Justin) Hall, Hunter (Ja`Vontae) Lidge, Alyssa (Joe) Larsen, Mariah, Jacob, Dylan, Dominic, Tyler, Logan and Sedona; great grandchildren, Ivory, Kanon, Camden, Owen, Lucas, Emma and one on the way; sister and best friend, Diane Maack of Orrville; niece, Robbin (Jim) Swaney of Michigan; former sister-in-law and very special friend, Marge Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Michael and Dennis Fisher.
Services will be held Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville with Pastor Vanessa Wertz officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Friends may call from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9 at the funeral home. Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to the posted signs and spacing limitations.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, woundedwarriorproject.org or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org.
For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.aublefuneralhome.com.