July 28, 1940 - November 16, 2021
Sharon J. Godsey, 81, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born July 28, 1940 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Orville and Opal (McClurg) Vaught. Sharon retired from the Courier-Times in 2004 after 37 years of service. She had previously worked at the New Castle State Hospital and Smith’s Jewelers in New Castle. She served on the Reunion Committee for the 1958 class of Walter P. Chrysler High School. Sharon was a member of St. James Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Daughter’s of the King. She enjoyed making holiday baskets, sending clothing overseas and church camp. Sharon loved crocheting, reading, IU Basketball and Indianapolis Colts football. She was also a fan of Indy & NASCAR Racing, enjoyed attending races and classic car shows. Her passion was traveling, playing Mahjong & Euchre Club. Sharon especially loved spending time with her grandsons and loved to shop, always looking for a bargain. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ronald “Ron” Godsey; two daughters, Jill (Richard) Stephens and Julie G. (Dale) Byers, both of New Castle; two stepsons, Gary W. (Kristy) Godsey of Richmond and Erick L. Godsey of Kissimmee, Florida; grandsons, Joshua D. (Melissa) Stephens, Jacob T.W. (fiancé, Chelsea and her daughter, Maggie) Stephens, Clinton C. (Christine) Byers; great grandson, Wyatt T.R. Stephens; sister, Beverly Burgess of New Castle and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two stepsons, Mike & Mark Godsey. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Fr. Whitney Smith of St. Thomas, Franklin, IN officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Friday until time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Henry County Humane Society, 11 Midway Drive, New Castle, IN 47362. You may express condolences or share a memory of Sharon at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Sharon J. Godsey, 81, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born July 28, 1940 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Orville and Opal (McClurg) Vaught. Sharon retired from the Courier-Times in 2004 after... View Obituary & Service Information