Frank Goudy, Sr.

Obituary of Frank J. Goudy, Sr.

Frank James Goudy, Sr., age 83, of Iola, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Yates Center Health & Rehab, Yates Center, Kansas.  Jimmy was born November 17, 1935, in Cherokee, Kansas, to Virgil W. Goudy and Clara R. (Webster) Goudy.

Jimmy graduated from Cherokee High School in 1957.  He and Mathilda (Geison) Goudy were married September 8, 1962.  Jimmy worked many years for IMP Boats in Iola, Kansas, retiring in 1985. 

Jimmy liked stock car races, fishing, and gardening.  Jimmy loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed working on lawnmowers and repairing lawnmower motors.  Jimmy loved Patsy Cline and dancing with his wife.   

Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; daughter, Rebecca Jean Goudy; brother, Butch Goudy; and grandson, Michael Dakota Shields. 

Jimmy is survived by sons, Frank Goudy, Jr., Iola, Kansas, Charles Goudy and wife, Rhiannon, Neodesha, Kansas; daughter, Clara Ellis and husband, Clifford Peterson, Iola, Kansas; grandchildren, Natasha Jean Boan and husband, Levi Boan, Iola, Kansas, Brendan Ellis and significant other, Lendsey Boan, Iola, Kansas, Remington Goudy, Neodesha, Kansas, Christopher Shields, Winfield, Kansas, Brya Peterson, Fort Scott, Kansas, Keirston Peterson, Fort Scott, Kansas, Ben Goudy, Iola, Kansas; and great-grandchildren, Choley Conness, Iola, Kansas, Kayleb Ellis, Iola, Kansas.

A memorial service honoring Jimmy’s life is planned for a later date.  Inurnment will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola, Kansas.   

Memorials are suggested to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola, Kansas.

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