Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Obituary - Barbara Jean Goddard

Barbara Jean Goddard, 83, of West Line, MO passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, MO. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO.

Graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm in Glenwild Cemetery in Cleveland, MO. Memorial contributions can be made in Barbara's name to the Cass-Midway Booster Club.

Barbara was born on December 30, 1938, in Osawatomie, KS, to Clyde and Freda (Barber) McCoach. Barbara was a graduate of Parker High School, where she was a cheerleader and participated in school plays. Her younger years were spent in rural Linn County playing on the banks Marais de Cygne. Barbara was living in Kansas City, working at Hallmark Cards when she met John Goddard, the love of her life. Barbara married John on July 20, 1958, in Osawatomie, KS. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage, traveling, and attending many activities of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She worked as a secretary in the medical field, most notably for Cass County Hospital and Visiting Nurses. 

Barbara especially enjoyed driving a bus for Cass Midway Schools for the last 10 years of her working life. She loved interacting and getting to know the kids on her routes and visiting with the other drivers.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, Grammy, and Great Grammy. She taught Bible School, was a 4-H leader and instructor and was an amazing seamstress. Barbara made wedding and formal dresses for special family members. She was very creative - painting, crocheting, and crafting - attending many local craft fairs with her daughter and daughter-in-law. Her cooking and baking were renowned. Her chocolate pie and Christmas candy were family favorites, all of which she was still making well into the last season of her life.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, John on August 1, 2018; her parents, brother, Richard McCoach, sister, Linda Staley, and daughter-in-law, Lynn Goddard. She is survived by her son, Dave Goddard of Amsterdam; her daughter, Kathy (Rex) Pippenger of Salina, KS; 6 grandchildren: Sarah Blasi (Jesse), J.R. Goddard (Brandee), Megan Klomp (Jake), Jessie McWilliams (Ben), Chase Pippenger, Kara Goddard; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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