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Catherine J. Goodrich Woolsey “Big Mama,” 77, of Grain Valley, Missouri passed away peacefully with her family by her side January 31, 2019 after a brief illness.
Cathy was the youngest of 6 children born to Fred and Cliffie Goodrich born on October 12, 1941 in Effingham, Illinois.
Big Mama as she liked to be called was very kind and accepting to everyone. She considered everyone she met to be her family. Everyone saw her as a ray of sunshine. She loved to be around people and was instantly welcoming and hospitable. Big Mama worked in factories most of her life and owned a general store in Duke, Missouri for several years. She loved to read, shop at thrift stores, cook, and watch old TV shows. She was an avid wrestling fan and never missed Monday Night RAW.
She is survived by her son Fred Knight of the home, a brother Ray (Char) Goodrich of Chicago Illinois, several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends she considered family.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at East Side Baptist Church, 19901 E. 78 Hwy. Independence, Missouri 64057. Visitation will be 10:00AM – 11:00AM and services will begin at 11:00AM. A dinner for family and friends will follow the service.
Flowers are welcomed by the family, but donations can also be sent to Kansas City Hospice House.