Merna L. Goodman, 76, of Malta Bend, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Darlene Payne will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will play "The Old Rugged Cross," "The Spirit Song" and "In the Garden." Amanda Carmack will sing "I Can Only Imagine." Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 10, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Becky O'Donnell, Emmy Zimmerman, Crystal Dedee, Melinda Renfrow, Karla Vaughan and Samantha Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Julie Goodman, Karen Goodman, Amy Duke, Molly Deibel and Amanda Carmack. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
Born Jan. 21, 1928, in DeWitt, she was the daughter of the late John Eugene Winfrey and Lizabeth Lexia Goyer Winfrey. On Aug. 3, 1946, she married Charles J. Goodman, who preceded her in death March 1, 2003. She had lived in Malta Bend since 2002, moving from Mammoth Springs, Ark. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Pamona and was a homemaker. She was a 1946 graduate of Willow Springs High School.
Survivors include five sons, John D. Goodman of Malta Bend, Bobby E. Goodman of Marshall, Clifford K. Goodman of Thayer, Martin J. Goodman of Como, Miss., and James D. Goodman of Malta Bend; five daughters, Donna K. Chevalier of rural Malta Bend, Barbara E. Bettis of Marshall, Lea Ann Hammack of rural Elk City, Kan., Penny L. Mitchell of Mammoth Springs, Ark., and Katy J. Meyer of rural Grand Pass; one brother, Dale Winfrey of Marshall; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.