Johanna M. Goddard, 87, homemaker, needleworker

January 29, 2004

Johanna Mary Goddard, a homemaker who enjoyed needlework and cooking, died of heart failure Jan. 22 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Annapolis resident was 87.

Born Johanna Macek in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, she was a graduate of Dundalk High School. In 1939, she married Ernest R. Goddard Jr., a now-retired welder, who survives her.

She was a seamstress and needleworker, and made rugs, afghans and tablecloths.

Mrs. Goddard enjoyed preparing Maryland seafood and wild-game specialties.

"She also loved making homemade sausage. She made a number of types including Polish, onion, sage and celery," said her son, Ernest R. Goddard III of New Orleans. "She also learned to play the organ when she was 80. She got an instructor and picked it up real fast."

Mrs. Goddard was a communicant of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Services were held Monday.

In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by a daughter, Joan Barksdale Evans of Lewes, Del.; a brother, Michael Macek of Dundalk; four sisters, Wanda Weyhrauch of Williams Bay, Wis., Agnes Schultz of Hemet, Calif., and Catherine Hussing and Elvina Eckstien, both of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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