Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

December 27, 2013

Arthur Godert

Arthur Dale Godert, 78, of Carmi, formerly of Newton and Effingham, passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton, with Stevan McClure officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time. Online condolences may be left at www.blakefh.com.

Arthur Dale was born on June 8, 1935, in Rose Hill, the son of Charles and Florine (Auteberry) Godert. He married Betty Lou Johns on May 31, 1958, in Newton. Dale served his country in the United States Army. Dale worked in maintenance at CIPS in Newton and retired in 1997. He had a true passion for basketball, playing in grade school and shot hoops until his health would no longer allow. While living in Champaign, he played on an adult basketball league at the YMCA and enjoyed attending Illini basketball and football games or watching sports on the television. He and Betty enjoyed traveling, but most of all he loved his family. They attended the First Christian Church in Carmi.

Dale is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Godert of Carmi; son, Gary Dale (Veronika) Godert of Galatia; five grandchildren, Tammy White, Jessica Skaggs, Dale Godert, Jayme Godert and Angel Brummer; 13 great-grandchildren, with one expected soon; brother, Wallace Utley of Clay City; two aunts, Jo (Dean) Hawes of Greenup and Grace Stevens of Cash, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Max Utley; sisters, Sandra Utley and

Maxine Howe who passed on Dec. 18, 2013; and sister-in-law, Deanna “DD” Utley.

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