Loraine Lilly Goodway

Loraine Lilly Goodway of Buckner, Mo., passed away January 1, 2022.  She was born October 2, 1926 to L.V. and Minnie Griffin.

She was married to Cletis Johnson in 1946 and widowed in 1958.  She was blessed with two daughters, Brenda and Linda.  She later met Roger Goodway and they were married June 19, 1976, a union which lasted 45 years.

Loraine was an avid antique collector, she loved Victorian furniture and Gone With The Wind lamps.  She enjoyed making friends and entertaining in the Scarlet O’Hara room at the family home Pine Haven.

She was a member of the Liberty Hills Country Club, the VFW, American Legion and the Red Hat Society.  She participated in the 1st Jesse James Day parade in 1970.  She and her husband enjoyed entering their classic cars in parades over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cletis; daughter, Linda Wages; brothers, Burlin Griffin, Elzie Griffin, and Sterling Griffin; also, one sister, Irene Nettle.

Loraine is survived by her husband, Roger; daughter, Brenda Saladin; sisters, Dene Payne and Katherine Wilson; stepson, Geoffrey (Debra) Goodway; stepdaughter, Gillian (Matt) Price; grandchildren, Trevor (Sandra) Mann, Angela (Wally) Binney, and Kevin Thuerwaechter; step grandchildren, Kailey, Zachary, Nicolette, Josh, Melanie, and Travis; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022, with service following at Fry-Bross and Spidle Funeral Home.  Loraine will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Mo.

Our Sincere Condolences

Roger and family, Lorraine was a very nice lady and a good friend. Beautiful both inside and out, and was a lot of fun too! Our family always enjoyed all of the interactions with her over the years in the towing service. God’s peace to you all!
Frances Roach (Decker)

Roger and girls,
We lost your contact and I tried for years to find you and Lorraine.
So many wonderful memories!  She would have loved to have met Amanda’s baby!
We loved her so!  I remember her telling me “we work our asses off and then we are ready to party our asses off!”
I learned so much from Lorraine.
I’m deeply sorry.
Mary Gulick, Ron Gulick Jr  Shannon Shelton and Amanda Gulick