Thursday, July 30, 2009

Marie Goostree, 90, of Wheaton, passed away July 24, 2009, at her home.

She was born June 25, 1919, in Jane, the daughter of Thomas and Laura (Burnett) Clanton. On Sept. 29, 1939, in Neosho, she was united in marriage to Glessnor Goostree, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include: two sons, Gary Goostree and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Rocky Comfort, and Bill Goostree and his wife, Susan, of Wheaton; six grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; and eleven great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education in Springer, N.M. She graduated from Drury College in Springfield, with a bachelor of science degree in education. She taught grade school for 29 years at Rocky Comfort and one year at Fairview. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort for 71 years.

Funeral services were held Monday in Prosperity Baptist Church, Rocky Comfort, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Brother Mike Renfrow conducted the services. Burial was at Rocky Comfort Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Wheaton Senior Citizens Building Renovation.

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