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Funeral Ceremony: 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home
Gerri Lynn “Prudy” Goldstein, age 59, of Flora, Illinois, passed from her earthly home into eternal paradise at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
Prudy was born to Raymond “Bus” and Geraldine (Brown) Foreman on August 14, 1963. She was married to Ron Goldstein on January 22, 1983, and they have shared over 40 years together as best friends.
Prudy was the most loving, loyal, supportive, and caring wife a man could ever be lucky enough to have. Prudy spent her whole life as a resident of Clay County having grown up in Sailor Springs, spending her early married years living in Clay City, and residing in Flora now for over 23 years. For many decades Prudy was a housekeeper for several people throughout the county and was much sought after for her cleaning and organizing skills, attention to detail, and hard work ethic. Her favorite “job” of all though, were the years she spent as a friend/helper to Kenny Myers as his health declined. She kept an immaculate house, was an excellent cook, and simply put, was an amazing wife, daughter, mother, and friend.
Prudy is survived by her husband: Ron Goldstein of Flora; 3 wonderful children whom she adored and was loved by fiercely, a daughter: Carrie Goldstein (fiancé Derek Runnels) and 2 sons: Isaac Goldstein (Claudia) and Dawson Goldstein, all of Flora. Also left with beautiful memories are her parents; grandchildren: Tucker, Hadley, and a little guy who is on the way; brother-in-law: Ross Goldstein; sister-in-law: Debbie (Mark) Dawkins; nieces and nephews: Sean Dawkins, Crystal (Ryan) Ballard, Cody Dawkins, Toby (Lana) Goldstein, “The Kids” Collyn, Miah, William, Jonathon, and Cora; special cousins: Ben, Susie, Marisa (Larry), and Ari Goldstein; cherished friends: Rich and Lesa Cook; “The Girls” Peggy, Diane, Debbie, and Sharon; countless friends from The Flatlanders through the years both past and present; and her grand dogs: Waylon, Max, and Mattis.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father and mother-in-law: Richard and Mitzi Goldstein; very special friends: Kenny Myers and Tammy Goldstein; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and cherished friends.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Ron and Prudy had a lot of time to talk about the important things recently as ill health took its toll. She just wanted to pass on to you all to love one another, be kind to each other, and to gather your family by your side every chance you get. If you are so inclined to honor her in such a manner, make a small donation to the cause of your choice to help those also struggling with cancer or someone who may just need a little help. These donations will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Bus and Geraldine, we are so sorry to learn of Prudy’s passing. We know there are many precious memories you have to share and will be so thankful for in the future. Hugs to you both as well as to Ron and the rest of the family.
Ron, family and very special friends, I know no one is ready to loose a loved one. I know I wasn't. Hang in there,and "never forget" all the time you had together.
I’m very thankful and blessed to have been able to spend the last few years with you . You had the biggest heart and so funny . Lots of good memories I will cherish forever ! Gonna miss you ! Heaven just gained a Beautiful Angel.
Dear Ron & family, I didn't know Prudy but after reading this, I feel like I did. What a wonderful person. My condolences to you all.
I'm so very sorry to hear this...Prudy was such a beautiful person, inside and out...my thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with her family and friends...
Ron and family..I am so sorry for your great loss. I am so glad you were blessed with one of the best for as long as you had her. I will remember her laugh and all she did to help with our class reunions and so good to my kids. A great neighbor and friend. Love to you Ron and to Buss and Geraldine & Prudys beautiful children and grands.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family. Love you Geraldine and Bus.
Ron and family, I’m truly saddened to learn of the passing of Prudy. She truly had a beautiful soul. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through this very difficult time.
So sorry for your loss... She always had a beautiful smile and loved talking to her whenever we ran into each other....sending prayers and hugs
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
So sorry, Carrie. You have our sympathy. Miss seeing you and Tucker.
In school, Prudy was always soft spoken and kind. My Condolences to her family.
Condolences to you Carrie and all of your family. We both pray for comfort to everyone during this time.
My condolences to Prudy's family. She will be missed 💔
Sorry for your loss our condolences
Geraldine and Bus, I am so sorry for your loss. To all of Prudys family, May God wrap his loving arms around each one of you and bring peace to each of you as you go through this difficult time.
You all have our deepest sympathy!!! Prudy was a wonderful beautiful woman! We will be praying for God's comforting arms to surround you all!!
I love you girlfriend and always will until we meet again hugs and prayers
Bill and I are so very sorry to learn of Purdy's passing..many prayers to Ron, the family and the many friends during this difficult time
God Bless Prudy for her loving ways. Rest in God’s Peace sweet angel. My condolences to Carrie and all of Prudy’s family ❤️🩹
May God bless you all in the many days ahead. 🙏🏼
So sorry to hear this.
Ron and family, so sorry to hear of Prudys passing. I think if her whenever I eat a piece of pie. Whenever I knew she baked a pie for any fund raiser for Sailor Springs I always would buy it. Her mom always would let me know. I know you all will miss her very much. Again , so very sorry. ❤️🙏🏻
What a beautiful, wonderful soul. I know how very much she loves her family. We will be praying for all of you.
Condolences to the family & friends...
Prudy always had a beautiful smile and was so down to earth. Ron and family, I am so sorry for your loss please know heaven has grained one tough angel.
There are never the right words & I didn’t know her for very long but she left a big impact on me. I know she will be dearly missed! Im sending healing prayers and comfort during this difficult time to your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻 I knew her parents before Prudy by working at Eaton Auto Parts. Prudy and myself laughed at our names and how close they were just one letter. We were friends from then on. She was a great straight forward woman and that is what made her so special. She will be missed greatly by so many. ❤️
Ron - Though I only met Prudy in person a few times, it was always clear she was your great support and partner and you spoke fondly of her often. So very sorry for your great loss.
Sorry for your loss.
I'm So Sorry we had some Great times and a lot of great memories SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY EVERYONE TILL WE SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN LOVE YA PRUDY.
We’re so sorry for your loss. We surely enjoyed knowing Prudy. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family. RIP Prudy💕
Ron, We are so very sorry about the loss of your lovely wife and the challenges of the last many months. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and we want you to know we are here to support you in any way.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort and sending my love to you all.
So very sorry for your loss 😔 Prudy was a wonderful wife, mother and friend🙏
Ron, Carrie and family, Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Prudy. She was a beautiful person inside and out. To know her was to love her. May God's peace comfort you all in the difficult days ahead.
Ron and Family, we are so sorry to learn of Prudy's death, she was a sweet lady. Know she will be missed by you all. I had her in Sunday-School-Class at Sailor Springs Christain Church yrs. ago. she was so sweet then also. Our Prayers are with you, when we loss a love one God gives us memories to help carry us .
So sorry Ron. She is with the Lord now, bless her soul. Peace to all of you.
My heart goes out to Uncle Bus and Aunt Geraldine and all the family. She was a wonderful person.
Ron you have my deepest Sympathy ! Love and Prayers for all ….
We are so sorry for Prudy’s suffering and her passing. It’s a great loss to her family and friends. We truly enjoyed knowing her. Our prayers are with her family. RIP Prudy💕
So sorry for your loss We will keep you Ron and family in our prayers..
So sorry for the loss of your wife. She was beautiful inside and out and will be missed by many. Continued prayers for you and your family.
I was not fortunate enough to know Prudy on this side of Heaven, but I'm certain I will be fortunate enough on the Other side to meet her. The obituary and the tributes on this page are, in a word, beautiful. They paint such a vivid, life-affirming, loving picture of Prudy, her friends, and especially her loving family. My condolences go out to you all and my prayers as well. Blessings upon you all.
Ron Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time.
Sorry for your loss.
We'll always remember the special memories we made with You! Your "sisters" , Peggy,Sharon,Diane & Debbie
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Ron, Carrie, Isaac, Dawson and entire family~ Our hearts are heavy with yours and we pray The Lord’s strength and loving arms carry you through this week and the days ahead. May Prudy’s love and light that brightened your world inspire you each day until you meet again.
I am so sorry for your loss
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