MOUNT VERNON — Harriett D. Goeppinger, 78, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at her residence. She was born April 10, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Lester and Leona (Richards) Girard.

Harriett was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027, Amvets Post #95 and former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #760. Harriett was a loving and devoted wife and mother that will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter Teresa Goeppinger of Mount Vernon; a sister, Donna Richno of Springfield, IL; her canine companion, Gypsy; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Goeppinger, whom she married Sept. 19, 1959; a brother, Lester “Jerry” Girard; and a sister, Mary “Patsy” Rauker.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 beginning at 12 noon in Roselawn Memorial Park in Springfield, IL. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Harriett D. Goeppinger.

Memorial contributions in Harriett’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.

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