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Betty L. Kern Goodwin

August 8, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Betty L. Kern Goodwin, 90, of Pleasant Plains, died at 8:24 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Heritage Health in Hoopeston, IL. She was born on August 8, 1927 in Springfield to Walter C. and Ruthalee (Nall) Buckman. She married Byron Otis Kern on March 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on November 17, 2006. She married Dale Goodwin on April 14, 2012 and he survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sandra (Harry) Gillette of Milford, IL; a step-son Tim Goodwin of Weskan, KS, a step-daughter Dalena (John) Watson of Aurora, CO, a step-daughter, Marlene (Marty) Shipley of Fort Collins, CO, nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Byron Larry Kern in 1986; ten brothers, Russell, Jim, Frank, Stanley, Wesley, Ralph, Tom, Benjamin, Robert and Harry Buckman and four sisters, Laverta Baker, Mildred Harmon, Dorothy Matheny and Lucille Strode.

Betty retired from the U.S. Social Security Administration after 25 years of service. She had also worked at the IRS for three years.

Following retirement, for the next 22 years, she raised and sold 300 varieties of hybrid irises. She also enjoyed oil painting and demonstrated painting technique at the Clayville Historical Site.

Visitation: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Brent Zastrow officiating. Burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to donor’s choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 01:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Farmington Cemetery

Address:

Old Farmingdale Road, Pleasant Plains, IL, 62677

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Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be given to donor’s choice.


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