Goldie Eldridge, 87, of Rhodes, died early Friday morning, Sept. 7, 2012, in the peace of her home with her family at her side and in the care of Iowa Hospice. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Clemons Cemetery. There will be no visitation. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Goldie and her family.
Born Goldie DeVault on Feb. 9, 1925, in Marshalltown, she was the daughter of Travis Lee and Mabel Edna (Bollman) DeVault. She received her education in the Rhodes Public School.
On May 5, 1939, she was united in marriage to Howard Eldridge in Eldora. They made their home in Rhodes where they raised five children. Mrs. Eldridge was a member of the Rhodes United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Leah (Jerry) Vande Kamp, of Melbourne, Howard (Pam) Eldridge, Jr., of State Center, Lyle (Linda) Eldridge, of State Center, Kenneth (Marla) Eldridge, of Marshalltown, and Jennie (LaVern) Karsjen, of Rhodes; a nephew whom she and Howard raised, Herb Henschel in Louisiana; as well as 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; her sisters Rhoda Walker, of Vinton, and Edna Langham, of Des Moines, and many nieces and nephews.
In death, she rejoined her beloved Howard who died on Jan. 20, 2006; her parents; brothers: Harvey, Eliza, August, Ralph and Vern and her great-grandson, Ryan Eldridge.