Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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James M. Goodwine Past President - Funeral Director jim@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

Jim is the 3rd generation funeral director with Goodwine Funeral Homes. He attended Palestine High School and graduated in the Class of 1952. He went on to attend the University of Illinois and received a BS in Marketing from the College of Business in 1956, before graduating from the Indiana School of Mortuary Science in 1957. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves, and trained in Fort Lee, Virginia. He returned to Palestine, where he and his father, James E. Goodwine, were in business together until his father's death in 1987. He currently lives in Palestine with his wife Jane. They are the proud parents of three children, Doug, Scott, and Deb; five grandchildren, Curt, Nic, Grant, Kayla, and Jacob; and one great-granddaughter, River.

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James Douglas Goodwine President - Funeral Director doug@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

Doug is the 4th generation funeral director with Goodwine Funeral Homes. He attended Palestine High School and graduated in the Class of 1980. He went on to attend Vincennes University and graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science & Funeral Services. Returning to Crawford County, Doug carried on the family business, and is currently the President of Goodwine Funeral Homes. He stays involved with his community as a member of many local organizations. He and his wife, Michelle live in Robinson, where they raised their sons, Curt and Grant.

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James Curtis Goodwine Vice President - Funeral Director - Certified Celebrant curt@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

Curt is the fifth generation of the Goodwine family to provide the community with compassionate service. He, alongside his wife, Amanda are dedicated to serving Crawford & Clark Counties. A graduate of the Robinson High School Class of 2006, he went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science & Funeral Service. He is also a Certified Celebrant, and performs "celebration of life" services for many of the families he serves. Curt & Amanda were married January 18, 2014 and reside in Robinson.

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Amanda Lance Goodwine Funeral Director amanda@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

Amanda is a 2007 High School graduate of the International School Bangkok, Thailand, and completed her bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2011.  She is the first generation in her family to begin a career in Funeral Service. After serving her apprenticeship in Southern Illinois she moved to Robinson to work for Goodwine Funeral Homes in November 2012.  She later married Curt Goodwine in 2014, and together they help to continue the legacy of family commitment to Crawford County.  Curt and Amanda reside in Robinson.  

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Debra Goodwine Hawkins Administrative Manager deb@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

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Jane Goodwine

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Lisa Paddock Secretary lisa@goodwinefuneralhomes.com

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Jim Kincaid

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David Anderson

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Tyler Bush

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Ethel Cline Funeral Assistant

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Michelle Goodwine

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Scott & Susan Goodwine

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James M. Goodwine

Past President - Funeral Director

Jim is the 3rd generation funeral director with Goodwine Funeral Homes. He attended Palestine High School and graduated in the Class of 1952. He went on to attend the University of Illinois and received a BS in Marketing from the College of Business in 1956, before graduating from the Indiana School of Mortuary Science in 1957. Jim served in the U.S. Army Reserves, and trained in Fort Lee, Virginia. He returned to Palestine, where he and his father, James E. Goodwine, were in business together until his father's death in 1987. He currently lives in Palestine with his wife Jane. They are the proud parents of three children, Doug, Scott, and Deb; five grandchildren, Curt, Nic, Grant, Kayla, and Jacob; and one great-granddaughter, River.

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James Douglas Goodwine

President - Funeral Director

Doug is the 4th generation funeral director with Goodwine Funeral Homes. He attended Palestine High School and graduated in the Class of 1980. He went on to attend Vincennes University and graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science & Funeral Services. Returning to Crawford County, Doug carried on the family business, and is currently the President of Goodwine Funeral Homes. He stays involved with his community as a member of many local organizations. He and his wife, Michelle live in Robinson, where they raised their sons, Curt and Grant.

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James Curtis Goodwine

Vice President - Funeral Director - Certified Celebrant

Curt is the fifth generation of the Goodwine family to provide the community with compassionate service. He, alongside his wife, Amanda are dedicated to serving Crawford & Clark Counties. A graduate of the Robinson High School Class of 2006, he went on to graduate from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science & Funeral Service. He is also a Certified Celebrant, and performs "celebration of life" services for many of the families he serves. Curt & Amanda were married January 18, 2014 and reside in Robinson.

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Amanda Lance Goodwine

Funeral Director

Amanda is a 2007 High School graduate of the International School Bangkok, Thailand, and completed her bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2011.  She is the first generation in her family to begin a career in Funeral Service. After serving her apprenticeship in Southern Illinois she moved to Robinson to work for Goodwine Funeral Homes in November 2012.  She later married Curt Goodwine in 2014, and together they help to continue the legacy of family commitment to Crawford County.  Curt and Amanda reside in Robinson.  

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Debra Goodwine Hawkins

Administrative Manager
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Jane Goodwine

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Lisa Paddock

Secretary
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Jim Kincaid

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David Anderson

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Tyler Bush

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Ethel Cline

Funeral Assistant
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Michelle Goodwine

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Scott & Susan Goodwine