Carrie Ann Elizabeth Goode of Lonedell, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on January 21, 2016, having reached the age of eighty years, four months and twelve days. Carrie was born in Coldwater, MO, on September 9, 1935, daughter of Jacob Emroe Clubb and Alma Jean Clubb nee Sturgen. On July 16, 1955, she was united in marriage to Elmer Junior Goode and they were blessed to have six children.
Carrie is survived by five daughters, Deborah Banks and husband, J.D., of Lynn, MO, Sheila Finley and husband, Richard, of Lonedell, MO, Dolly Yim and husband, Ronnie, of Hazelwood, MO, Mary Henderson and husband, Charles, known to most as Chuck, of Villa Ridge, MO and Kathryn Nicolai, known to many as Cricket, of Lonedell; by ten grandchildren, Timothy Finley and wife, Melissa, of St. Clair, MO, Chrissy Newbold and husband, Albert, known to many as Alby, of St. Clair, Bradley Nicolai of Byron, IL, Justin Nicolai and wife, Lisa, of St. Clair, Lisa Yim of Hazelwood, Jimmy Yim of Kirkwood, MO, Donald Ray Davis, Jr., known to most as Ray, of Washington, MO, Jennifer Bergin and husband, Leo, of Washington, Charlie Jean Ninness and husband, Christopher, of Washington and Gage Graham of Lonedell; by sixteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Alma Clubb; by her husband, Elmer Goode; by her infant son, Rocky Junior Goode; by three brothers, Elmer Clubb, Sturgen Clubb, known to all as Bud, and Eugene Clubb, and by four sisters, Emma Baker, Katie Barks, Cora Tripp and Dorothy Bradley.
Carrie was a Christian, believing in the Lord as her Savior, having been raised in the Baptist faith. During her working years, she was employed as a seamstress and machine operator at Prince Gardner in St. Louis, MO, retiring after twenty years of service to the company. It was after her retirement that she moved from St. Louis to Lonedell. Carrie loved spending time outdoors, working in her yard and flower beds. She was also a knowledgeable mechanic and she often helped Elmer work on cars. She was a talented seamstress and the girls remember her making clothes for them as they grew up. Carrie was a great cook and was happiest when her family was surrounded around her table for a meal. She never tired of babysitting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as she cherished each of them. In recent years, Carrie's favorite pastime was watching Dr. Phil and working crossword and word search puzzles. Many wonderful memories, full of love and laughter, have been created through the years and will never be forgotten.
A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 25, 2016, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. David Godat officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's Cemetery in Washington, MO, Memorials may be made to the family.