NADINE “DENE” KROCKER BADERTSCHER, passed away at the age of 48, on February 8, 2003. She was the daughter of Louis and Betty (Swihart) Krocker, of Goshen, born May 17, 1954. She graduated from Midvale High School and married Tim Badertscher, on June 6, 1972. Nadine resided with her grandmother Mamie Cookson Swihart, of Goshen, for a period of time while Tim was serving in the military. Dene and her family resided in Dennison before moving to Gillette, Wyoming in June, of 1995. Visitation was held in Gillette on February 11, at Stevenson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Thomas Kadera officiating. Funeral services were officiated by Monsignor George J. Schlegel at the Linn-Hert- Geib Funeral Home Chapel with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery, in New Philadelphia.
MAMIE M. SWIHART, 88, passed away on April 1, 1988. Swihart was born in Goshen to the late William and Barbara Johnston Cookson and was a homemaker. Her husband Jack S. died in 1947. She resided in Canton before moving to Goshen, in 1968 to care for her grandchildren following the death of her daughter Betty Krocker. Betty’s husband Louis had passed away from a heart attack approximately 1 year previously. The grandchildren are Nadine Badertscher (now deceased), Dan (Diane) Krocker, of Navarre, Becky (Don) Shrewsberry, of Springfield, Ohio and Helen (Steve) Whiting, of California. She was buried at Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.
Wilson “Bill” and Betty Kennedy moved into their house along State Route 416, in 1955. The house was moved around 1970 from the current Goshen Valley Rd. when the new 416 was built. Bill and Betty had two children, Mike and Sue.
Mike and Sue’s grandparents were Jack and Mary Kennedy, who lived in Goshen since 1939, next to the Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene. The house has since been razed. Mary’s maiden name was Wilson and her parents also lived in Goshen. Their children, besides Mary, were John “Huck” Wilson, Woodrow “Woody” Wilson and Margaret Jackson.
Sue lived in Goshen from 1958 to 1982. She now resides in Dover, Ohio after marrying Steve Burgess, on August 21, 1982. They have two children, Stephanie Ann Burgess Stevenson and Shane Phillip Burgess. Stephanie is married to Josh Stevenson and Sue and Steve are now the proud grandparents of Cy Stevenson, who was born June 24, 2011. They also have a dog named Sammie and enjoy gardening. Sue has fond memories of living in the small, close-knit community.
“I loved to visit my grandparents,” said Burgess. “And running over to see Cindy (Davis) and Teri (Stein) Krocker, Dene Krocker (Badertscher) and Sue Rolli (Kirtley)”
Burgess adds that she doesn’t remember much about her Goshen home being moved except that Ralph Slimmers was the person who moved the house.
“I remember Mom saying that, ” she said, noting she isn’t certain about the spelling of his last name. “And we had to climb a big step ladder to get into the house!”
Two Wainwright brothers, Eddie and Louie Krocker, sometimes went over the hill to Goshen and eventually met two pretty Goshen girls. Eddie married Kathryn Howard and their children are Eddie Jr. and Tom. Louie married Betty Swihart and their children are Helen of California, Dan of Navarre area, Becky of the Dayton area and the late Nadine Badertscher. Betty’s mother was Mayme Cookson Swihart.
Both Krocker families resided and raised their families in Goshen and Eddie and Louie worked for many years at the clay plant there.
Eddie Jr. and his wife, Mary, raised their six children in Goshen. They are Teri (married Joe Stein), Cindy (married Marvin Davis), Doug (married Chris Schreiner), Jim (married Joan Schreiner), Joe (married Wanda Davis) and Scott, (married Shannon Kieffer). Teri, Cindy, Doug and Scott still reside at Goshen with their families. Jim lives near Wainwright and Joe lives at Tuscarawas.
Mary recalls moving to Goshen in 1958, when she and Eddie bought the former Gibbs home, which was originally built for the superintendent of the clay plant. “I didn’t know many Goshen residents, but my husband’s Aunt Betty Krocker, invited me to a play and covered-dish dinner at the school. I had such a good time and met so many friendly Goshen residents. I have really liked Goshen ever since!”