Mary Ann (Brant) Godwin, 53 of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma, surrounded by family and friends at her home. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2006 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with Reverend Barb Furman officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for an hour prior to services Friday at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.
Mary was born June 27, 1952 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the daughter of Richard and Joyce Brant. She graduated from Kennedy High School in 1970. She attended and graduated from Kirkwood College in 1981 with a degree in Nursing. Mary was a Registered Nurse with St. Lukes Hospital for over 26 years.
Mary, a thoughtful and loving wife, mother, and sister is survived by her husband Marshall H. Godwin; daughter Lanessa Godwin of Cedar Rapids and son Paul Godwin of San Diego, CA. She is also survived by her brothers Dennis (Sarita) Brant and Jeff (Peggy) Anderson; sister Nancy Adkins of Munford, TN; brother-in-laws Ron (Linda) Godwin, and Dennis Godwin of Olympia, WA, Brian (Mary) Godwin, and Mark Godwin; Sister-in-laws Deborah Godwin, Laurie (John) Erlacher, Amy Godwin and husband Jeff Pick; father-in-law Henry (Catherine) Godwin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard Brant and Joyce (Kenneth) Anderson; her grandparents Lilly and Raymond Brant and Charles and Lucille Moss.
The family would like to thank the staff at Iowa Blood and Cancer Care, St. Lukes Five Center nurses, and Mary’s very good friend and fellow employee Lisa Hughes.
Memorials may be directed to St. Lukes Hospice and or the Anna Purna Ghosh Foundation.