Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of Mary Ann's passing and send my condolences to you, Rev. Goldsmith, Mark and Beth. Not sure if you remember me. I shared an apartment with Bev and worked with her at Parkview. Also I lived with your family briefly before we got the apartment. You are all so special and always in my heart!

Posted by Kathy Taylor Kubicza - Strasburg, OH - Friend   May 18, 2018

We remember Mary Ann as such a sweet and gentle soul. Thinking of you all today as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Sue Ross and Connie Town - Indianapolis, IN   April 05, 2018

My deepest sympathies to you Wayne, Beth, and the entire family. I have such fond memories dating back to the old "chemo cafe" days at Lutheran, where through Bev I was blessed to meet your wonderful family.

She was a strong and beautiful woman of faith. I'm keeping you all in prayer as you mourn her loss.

Posted by Sue Uelk - Fort WAyne, IN - Family Friend   April 05, 2018

Wayne, Beth Ann, Mark and all the family.
So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you all. I will miss Aunt Mary so much. With her beautiful smile, her kind words and her sweet hugs she will always be part of my heart. She was a lot like my Mom and I always thought of her as another mom. I remember, how she tried to make me feel part of the family when I first met her and she always told me that I was the best gift that Doug ever gave her.
We will miss you so much Aunt Mary but you will be forever in our thoughts and heart.
God truly gained an angel with you being in Heaven. One day we will meet again and I know you will give me the biggest hug there is.
Love you
Sue (Suzy, like she called me)

Posted by Sue Myers - Napoleon, OH - Family   April 05, 2018

I think back and all the great memories with Mary. She worked in the Weber's Bakery she I was a kid. I visited the Mc Curdy Home on the farm and we had many good times. And after she married. Wayne we had many great visit with a great meal I t goes on and onI sure wished I could be there. But hope to see the family at the reunion in May we have out tickets to be there

Posted by George Weber - Kissimmee, FL - Family   April 05, 2018

My dad, Donald Porter, thought so highly of you and your wife. He cherished your friendship. My sisters and I are so sorry for your loss, and our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Debbie Helmsing - Angola   April 04, 2018


Sympathy and prayers to Wayne and the family. We have fond memories of sharing church life with you and Mary Ann at Union Chapel.
A precious one is in the presence of her Lord. Oh how you will miss her here.

Posted by Sandy and Barney Blilie - Angola, IN - Friend   April 04, 2018

You have our sympathy with the loss of your wonderful wife.
Retired United Brethren Pastor and wife,
John and Barbara Goodwin

Posted by John and Barbara Goodwin - Van Wert, OH   April 03, 2018

Uncle Wayne, Beth, and Mark, We are both so saddened at the loss of Aunt Mary Ann. She left s wonderful legacy for those of us left behind. Hugs from across the miles. Prayers for comfort. Larry & Annette Salsburey

Posted by Dr. Larry & Annette (Goldsmith) Salsburey - Santa Clarita, CA - Family   April 03, 2018

Our hearts are saddened in the loss of a precious sweet lady, but rejoice in knowing she is in heaven with Jesus! We have good memories of you, Wayne and Mary Ann, now may God bless you as we wait for the day God takes us home to be with our Lord forever.

Posted by Leola & Art Hammond - Hillsdale, MI - Friend   April 03, 2018

Dear Wayne, Beth & Mark,
My sincere condolences and sympathy to you all..
Your friend from Lake BelAir,
Deb Kamen

Posted by Debra Kamen    April 03, 2018

Wayne our hearts go out to you and your family in Mary's going home. We mourn her passing, but rejoice she is now with her Heavenly Father where she has wanted to be.. God be with and give his peace to you at this time..

God bless, Louise Deck and family
Knoxville, TN

Posted by Louise Deck    April 02, 2018

Cathey and I were blessed to have ministered under Pastor Wayne and Mary. She planted seeds of God's love into us and our three boys. Praying for comfort Pastor. Blessings.

Posted by Steve Prudhomme - Friend   April 02, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Great Aunt MaryAnns passing. We are praying for you Uncle Wayne and the family through this time. Praising the Lord for His peace that passes all understanding and that we will see her again soon. Love to you and the family.
Tom and Tricia Fox (Spratt)

Posted by Tom and Tricia Fox - Ocala, FL - Family   April 02, 2018

We had the privilege of knowing Mary Ann a few short years at Central. Mary Ann was so delightful, kind and fun to talk to in Sunday School. We pray the comfort of the Lord for you, Pastor Wayne and family...But OH but don't you know she is being bathed in the Glory and Love of our Lord Jesus now!!!
Benjamin and Jeanie Whitsel

Posted by Ben and Jeanie Whitsel - FORT WAYNE, IN - friend   April 02, 2018

So many precious memories. Mary Ann and Wayne and the family were wonderful examples of God's love. Saying thank you, because my life was changed with your ministry and Christ-like love.

Posted by Beth Tracey Hite - Whitehouse, OH - Family Friend   April 02, 2018

Our condolences to you Uncle Wayne, Beth, Mark and grandkids! You were blessed with one amzaing, loving, caring mom/grandma, and we were blessed to call her Aunt Mary! She impacted our lives greatly - not only as our aunt but as our pastor's wife. She was a true example of unconditional love to all. Her kind, gentle spirit was seen in all that she did. We will miss her greatly and pray for comfort for all.N

Posted by Verlin and Pat Rice - Fort Wayne, IN - Family   April 02, 2018

Sorry for your loss, Pastor Wayne and family. So glad for our shared hope in Jesus, to have the assurance of our future reunion with her and Him. What a celebration that will be...but hard to wait right now.
Love from the Sippel's

Posted by Rob Sippel - Guelph, ON   April 02, 2018

One of the dearest ladies I have ever known. Love her so much for her kindness and humor and patience with everyone. Humbled to know her and I know that Heaven is rejoicing!!

Posted by Patti Hudson - MI - Family Friend   April 02, 2018

We pray Peace and Comfort to Dr. G. and the families of Mary Ann. We miss her sweet smile and Christian attitude. May God Bless all. Ed and Judy Ross.

Posted by Edward//Judy Ross - Fort Wayne, IN   April 02, 2018

Wonderful people of God. Good clergy couple. True friends. Encouragers! Ones you enjoyed being around.

Posted by Paul and Barbara Fetters - S   April 02, 2018

I had the honour and privilege to live in the home of Mary Ann and Wayne (Chief) from 1986-1987. She was a second mom to me. We enjoyed many meals together and I learned from Mary Ann's gentle and humble way with people. She was genuine, the person you saw in public was just a hint of who she was 24/7; filled with the presence of Jesus; living a vibrant faith. Mary Ann your race is done. Well done good and faithful servant. Big hugs Chief, Mark and Beth. Our eternal hope: absent from the body, present with the Lord Jesus!

Posted by Mike Buchnea - Kitchener/Guelph, ON   April 02, 2018


My heart breaks at hearing of MaryAnn`s passing but knowing that she is with Jesus and other members of her family is a pleasant thought! May God be with all of the family that remains to mourn her loss. May he comfort all of you as you will someday join Maryann in heaven. My love to all of you!

Posted by Norma Weis - Napoleon, OH - Friend   April 02, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a delightful person and I always loved speaking with her in church after the sermon (at Central Mennonite). Prayers for your family.

Posted by Cathy Yoder-Roark - Fort Wayne, IN   April 02, 2018

Posted by Mary & Dave Wysong    April 02, 2018

Awww, Mr B Gold and family, Many condolences on the passing of Mrs B Gold.

Posted by Jim & Brenda Catanzaro - Fort Wayne, IN   April 02, 2018