Onda Good, 91

Onda Pauline Good, 91, of North Manchester, died at 10:25 am, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

She was born March 24, 1925, in Wabash County, Indiana to Paul and Geneva (Niccum) Dyson.

Onda was a 1943 graduate of Roann High School, 1948 graduate of Manchester College, and received her masters degree from Ball State University. On Aug. 20, 1949, she married Rex Good in Roann, Indiana; he died in November 1969. She taught high school home economics and science many years, retiring in 1984. After retiring from teaching she worked in the Peabody Retirement Community activities department, and enjoyed dressing up as a clown and cheering up the residents, and was also the manager at the Akron Senior Center.

She was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church, and was an associate member of the North Manchester Tree Committee. Onda enjoyed gardening, especially her 12 blueberry bushes, doing yard work., and bird watching. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and was interested in recipes for the elderly. Onda was a resident of Peabody Retirement Community the past nine years.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Mughmaw of Huntington; three sisters, Ellen (Devon) Hostetler of Lagrange, Vera (Charles) Huffman of Umatilla, Fla., and Mary Miller of North Manchester; sister-in-law, Jane Dyson of Wabash, and several loving nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Phyllis Brown and Irene Dyson, and her brother, Jack Dyson.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. 2nd St., North Manchester, with her nephew Pastor Kim Huffman, and Rev. Larry Ray officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Monterey. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday, at the church.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Onda Dyson Good and Rex Good Scholarship Fund at Manchester University, 604 E College Ave, North Manchester, Indiana 46962

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Posted on 2016 Oct 26