Donna Ryno Goodwin completed her tasks on earth and was promoted to her heavenly home on January 19, 2021 at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in Wortham at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Chris Rowe and Reverend Gary Smith officiating.
Donna was born on March 8, 1955 in Mexia, Texas to Harley Eugene (Horace) Ryno and Billye Nell (Hosea) Ryno. Donna was retired from the Wortham ISD, having been employed there for 22 years. She was active in all of her children’s activities as they were growing up including Girl Scouts, Wortham Baseball Association and always at the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for 20 years. She never missed a program or a game that her children participated in. She loved her children and grandchildren fiercely.
Donna married her high school sweetheart, Mike Goodwin, on May 25, 1974, the day after high school graduation. They have enjoyed over 46 years together, having traveled many places and seeing many sights, always together.
She was preceded to Heaven by her father, Harley Ryno and grandparents Jesse & Alice Ryno and Millard & Winnie Hosea. She is survived by her loving husband, Mike Goodwin of Wortham; daughter, Jillian Goodwin Fleming & husband Keith of Wortham; sons, Chris Goodwin & wife, Elizabeth of Wortham and Stephen Goodwin & wife, Jillian of Sugar Land; mother, Billye Ryno of Wortham; brother, Terry Ryno & wife, Denise of Wortham; sister, Lisa Van of Wortham and six grandchildren, Tristen, Jeffery, Ainsley, Haylee, Nora and Charlotte. She adored them all.
The family would like to thank family and friends for the outpouring of prayers and love during this time of loss. 1st Thessalonians 4:14
The family ask that everyone in attendance adhere to social distancing and also wear a mask.
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