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Jo Goldsmith, 63, Batesville, died Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Margaret Mary Health.
Born June 6, 1952, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Anna (Schuck) and Gilbert Meyer. She married Bill Goldsmith July 15, 1972, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg. A member of St. Louis Catholic Church, she spent 15 years as a travel agent.
She enjoyed many interests, but sewing was her true passion, and she was a longtime member of the Batesville Quilters Club. Perhaps a close second was her horse Tyra, a hobby she would pick up from one of her daughters that was pure enjoyment or a curse, depending on who you asked.
According to the kids, Mom was a good cook and baker. Her chex mix and chocolate cookie crinkles at Christmas time were pretty hard to beat, and although they've tried, no one has yet to duplicate them. They also nicknamed her the "casserole queen," referencing her ability to take anything and turn it into a tasty dish. In recent years it was agreed Bill would do the cooking a couple of times a week. It was a short lived experiment he gave up after learning he wasn't doing it right ... any of it. He went back to dish washing duties, left to silently ponder if it was truly necessary to use every pan in the cupboard to make a meal.
Other interests included being an avid Colts' fan, cheering for her "boyfriend" Peyton Manning, and she was a Reds' fan as well. She loved to read pretty much anything and to the amusement of her family spent a lot of time listening to Fox News.
Jo is survived by her husband Bill; daughters Lindsey Eick, Portland, Oregon, and Kelley Crager, Winnsboro, South Carolina; son Josh Goldsmith, Salem, Oregon; father Gilbert Meyer, Oldenburg; sisters Barb Susorney, Marquette, Michigan, Loraine Meyer, Shelbyville, Ruth Meyer, Columbus, Georgia, and Dorothy Ziegler, Batesville; brother Ed Meyer, Harrison, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her sister Anne Meyer and brother Jerome Meyer.
Visitation is Tuesday, March 8, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at St. Louis Church with the Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Jo will be cremated following services, and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry.
Published on March 7, 2016
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