In Loving Memory …

Patsy Ann Gooch

Patsy Ann Gooch, 88, of Sedalia, MO, passed away peacefully with her husband of 66 years by her side on Monday, December 30, 2019.

She was born June 29, 1931 in Copeland, KS, daughter of Della Cecil and Willa Lavena (Davis) Starcher.

Patsy was a graduate of Richmond High School.

On June 6, 1953, in Richmond, MO, she married Frank D. Gooch, who survives of the home.

Patsy was a devoted mother of two children, Rodney Dean and Curtis Dale. In the early years, she worked as a dental assistant and as a clerk in the magistrate court in Richmond. She was active in the PTA, her boys’ school activities and was a Boy Scouts scoutmaster.

She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church for over fifty years.

In addition to her husband, Frank, she is survived by her son, Rodney Gooch (Kellis), of Waco, TX; daughter-in-law, Vicky Gooch (Kevin), of Bolivar, MO; six grandchildren, Aaron Clark, Micah McDaniel (Ryan), J.D. Gooch, Cara Gooch, Aric Gooch (Emma), and Carissa Baker (J.D.); ten great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Emma Jean Gooch, Barbara Wilson and Betty Starcher.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Curtis Gooch; sister, Norma Jean Starcher; and brothers, Cecil Starcher and Lindell Ray Starcher.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Satterwhite officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date in La Monte Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Boys and Girls Club, Meals on Wheels, or Calvary Baptist Church.


9 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss. Pat was always smiling and had such a sweet, sweet spirit. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  2. We were sorry to hear about Patsy. We will miss her but know she is at peace and not suffering. God has his way of
    healing and we know it is for the best. We have a lot of good memories and how she liked to come up with a funny
    joke to tell.

  3. Butch and I are so sorry for your loss. We have you in our prayers and thoughts. You all were such a lovely couple. I loved working with you and Pat.
    Barbara and Butch Turner

  4. Rodney, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how hard this is to lose your mom. My prayer is for peace & comfort for you & your family.

  5. Rodney and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom,Pat. Your parents were both so kind and giving to me. Lord’s peace and grace be with you at this time.

  6. Patsy was such a beautiful soul she will be truly missed. May God keep you under his arm during this time.

  7. Frank, so sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers. Please let us know if you need anythin.

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