Clyde E. Goodnow, 91 of Ozark, and formerly of Topeka, passed away after a six year battle with cancer and COPD. He drew his first breath in Heaven at 6:30 PM on Thursday, December 20th, 2018.
He was born May 8th, 1927 near Elmont, the son of Everett and Clara Belle Goodnow. He had a good relationship with the Lord, and read the Bible often. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Guy, Lloyd, and Clinton, his daughter-in-law Lynda Goodnow, and great granddaughter Kayla Lowrey. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Betty, son Darrell Goodnow, Topeka, son Dennis (Denny) Goodnow, Ozark, MO, daughter Janice Goodnow, Auburn, granddaughter Elisa Lowrey (Larry), granddaughter Hadley Goodnow, great granddaughter Kendra Harmon (Jake), great granddaughter Kira Lowrey, great grandson Mason Frederick, great granddaughter Brooke Frederick, great grandson Vincent Frederick, and great-great grandson Bentley Lowrey.
Clyde will be remembered by family and friends, as an honest hard-working man with no enemies. He was always there to help anyone who had a job to do, and asked nothing in return. He loved fishing for trout and crappie, and spent countless hours in his woodworking shop. He built many oak furniture pieces for family members and friends.
He grew up on a dairy farm, and then worked for the Santa Fe Railroad at the Topeka office for 40 years. He retired in 1987, and moved to Eagle Rock, MO, where Betty and son, Denny were living. They moved to Springfield, MO in 2001, and then to Ozark in 2015. He had been on full-time oxygen since January, as a result of pneumonia.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2018 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave, Topeka. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Please send all donations to the American Lung Association in memory of Clyde.
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