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Paul Good

Paul Stoner Good, age 99, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, died peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC), surrounded by family members. He had been a resident of VMRC for 11 years.

Born January 20, 1920, in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Clayton and Dora Good.

During World War II, Paul served in alternative service at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Virginia. During that time, he met and married the former Elizabeth Rhodes on February 14, 1946. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2009.

After the war, Paul served with Mennonite Central Committee in relief efforts in Belgium and Holland. He was ordained to pastoral ministry by the Virginia Mennonite Conference in 1955. After serving a few years at Zion Hill and Gospel Hill Mennonite Churches, he accepted a call in 1959 to plant a new church in Boyer.

He was beloved by all who knew him in Pocahontas County, where he ministered for 27 years at Brush Run, now Boyer Hill Mennonite Church, before returning to the Shenandoah Valley in retirement.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother; and six sisters.

He is survived by five children, Edwin Good, (Esther), of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Carolyn Roth, (Allen), of Brooklyn, New York, Linden Good, (Charlene), of Mechanicsville, Ohio, Duane Good, (Carolyn), of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Roland Good, (Leanna), of Eureka, Nevada; 14 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends Saturday, November 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Funeral service will be held Sunday December 1, 2 p.m. at Peake Mennonite Church, with Pastors Jay Rohrer and Elam Heatwole officiating. Burial will follow at Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Paul was not a flower kind of man. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to VMRC, c/o The Good Samaritan Fund, 1491 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. His family is grateful for the generous support this fund provided for his excellent care.

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