Jo Grogan Goodin
Waynesville — Touched the lives of many
WAYNESVILLE — Jo Goodin, 82, passed away Feb. 17, at her home surrounded by her family. A native of Rockingham County, she attended University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she met her husband, James "Check" Goodin. Jo and Check raised two boys while Check followed a career in the U.S. Marine Corps, living in Maryland, Virginia, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. After her husband's death in 1976, Jo settled in his hometown of Waynesville. She often spoke of her years in Hawaii as some of the best years of her life.
Educated in library science, Jo was a librarian for many years in Southern California, and began volunteering for the Haywood County Library more than 20 years ago. Fond of books on tape, she took on the ...