Doris Dean Goalder, 90, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at her home.
She was born January 12, 1930, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late John Riley and Mable Elizabeth (Busker) Ransdell. She met the love of her life, Harvey Wray Goalder, at a wrestling match at the National Guard Armory and married him on June 16, 1950.
After marriage, she and Harvey moved to the state of California and returned to Sedalia in 1981. She was baptized in the 1950s and attended Parkway Freewill Baptist Church until her health declined.
She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crafting, making scrapbooks, doll collecting and traveling. She was a great storyteller.
Doris is survived by her husband, Harvey Goalder, of the home; two sons, David Goalder (Cindy) and Steven Goalder (Marsha), all of Sedalia; 11 grandchildren, Deana Goalder, John Goalder (Lauren), Steve Goalder (Janel), Brian Goalder (Laura), Priscilla Shelledy (Jake), Bob Goalder (Christy), Keith Cook (Chelsey), Nick Goalder (Shawnelle), Steven Zeiler (Tammy), Matthew Goalder (Tiffany) and Jennifer Maples (Scott); 35 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Linda Goalder and Jean Goalder; three sisters, Sarah Goalder, Nancy Cromley and Sharon Large; and her friend, Viola Heaps.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Harvey Dean and Tim Goalder; three sisters, Martha Colvin, Renie Bolten and Drenda Downs; and two brothers, James and Riley Ransdell.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home with Chaplain Bill Douglas officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, John, Steve, Brian, Bob, Keith, Nick, Steven, Matthew, Jake and Scott.
Inurnment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home.
Those attending are asked to wear a mask.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Perks, in care of the funeral home.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Doris’s caregivers, Lois and Tonya, from Crossroads Hospice.