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Nona L. Goad, 93, of McPherson, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Brookdale McPherson. She had been a McPherson resident since 1947, moving from Hope, Arkansas. Nona was a former secretary and office manager for the McPherson County Highway Department, retiring in 1987.
She was born April 29, 1922 in Hope, Arkansas, the daughter of Joseph Floyd and Agnes Samantha (Hockett) Mangum. She attended a rural grade school and graduated from Washington High School in 1940 as Salutatorian of her class.
On September 28, 1940, she married J.W. “Lewie” Goad in Prescott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1997.
Nona was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors include: children, Juanita Hughes of Marquette, KS, Katherine Brown (Charles) of McPherson, KS, Raymond Goad of Lenexa, KS, Barbara Goad (Pete) of Bristol, RI, and Sandra Goad of McPherson, KS; a brother, John E. Mangum (Linda) of Ruston, LA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Nona was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, James Mangum, and sisters, Dora Norvell, Vera Sparks, and Pauline Waymire.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Monday, July 6, at the First Baptist Church in McPherson. Burial will follow in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Monday at the church.
Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nona L. Goad please visit our Sympathy Store.
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