Florence Goodson

Florence Goodson, 87, of Kansas City, Mo passed away July 8, 2018. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd Raytown, Mo 64133. A visitation will follow from 7:00pm-8:00pm also at Heartland. Ms. Goodson was born June 26, 1931 in Kansas City, Ks.

She was married on this day, July 26, 1951, to our father Donald Vernon Goodson, Sr. She had five children in five years and one month to the day. She did receive a “Mother of the Year” award in Ohio once. She loved to sew and made many quilts, tablecloths, and potholders. At her job she won $50.00 for naming the USA King Louie Sports Wear which was “USA Louie Wear”.
She also won 250.00 on BLINKO at Harrah’s one year. She also enjoyed making scrapbooks, book markers, crocheted around handkerchiefs, and she loved going to church, singing, and playing the piano and organ. She loved watching John Hagee Ministries and listening to the Gaither’s.

Survivors include four children; Donald (Joann) Goodson, Jr. of Benton, Arkansas, Laura Abell of Kansas City, Mo, Diane Provance of Kansas City, Mo, and Suzanne Poe of Bates City, Mo, seven grandchildren; Mark (Joy) Naca-Abell, Heather (Thomas) Micks, Jason Goodson, Bryan (Beth) Goodson, Hollis Poe, Dennis (Cori) Poe, and Stacy (Ryan) Benbrook, and 11 great grandchildren; Miranda, Tommy III, Zachery, Zaida, Emerson, Ethan, Sophia, Autumn, Isiah, Abby, Anthony, and two more on the way.

There is a wonderful man that we all call “Papa” that was a big part of Florence’s life. She always told him she was grateful to him for helping her with her kids and grandkids. He is still a big part of all of our lives and he will always be and we love him.


  1. TJPF on July 30, 2018 at 10:24 am

    After watching this tribute, I’d have to say you were some of the luckiest kids God ever made. That Mother of yours was pure love.

  2. DIane Provance on July 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks so much for the nice service for my mother.

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