Jo Goldsmith

GoldsmithJ2Jo Goldsmith, age 63 of Batesville, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health. Born June 6, 1952 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Anna (Nee: Schuck) and Gilbert Meyer. She married Bill Goldsmith July 15, 1972 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. A member of St. Louis Church, she spent 15 years as a Travel Agent.

She enjoyed many interests, but sewing was her true passion and was a long time member of the Batesville Quilters Club. Perhaps a close second was her horse Tyra, a hobby she would pick up from one of her daughters that was pure enjoyment or a curse depending on who you asked. According to the kids, mom was a good cook and baker. Her chex mix and chocolate cookie crinkles at Christmas time were pretty hard to beat and although they’ve tried, no one has yet to duplicate them. They also nicknamed her the “casserole queen”, referencing her ability to take anything and turn it into a tasty dish. In recent years it was agreed Bill would do the cooking a couple of times a week. It was a short lived experiment he gave up after learning he wasn’t doing it right…..any of it. He went back to dish washing duties, left to silently ponder if it truly necessary to use every pan in the cupboard to make a meal. Other interests included being an avid Colts fan, cheering for her “boyfriend” Peyton Manning, was a Reds fan as well, loved to read pretty much anything and to the amusement of her family spent a lot of time listening to Fox News.

Jo is survived by her husband Bill; daughters Lindsey Eick of Portland, Oregon, Kelley Crager of Winnsboro, South Carolina; son Josh Goldsmith of Salem, Oregon; father Gilbert Meyer of Oldenburg; sisters Barb Susorney of Marquette, Michigan, Loraine Meyer of Shelbyville, Indiana, Ruth Meyer of Columbus, Georgia, Dorothy Ziegler of Batesville; brother Ed Meyer of Harrison, Ohio and two grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she is also preceded in death her sister Anne Meyer and brother Jerome Meyer.

Visitation is Tuesday, March 8th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Jo will be cremated following services and a private family service held at a later date.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Food Pantry.