March 10, 1919 - March 20, 2006
BENKELMAN -- Irene Mae Williams Gooder, 86, died Monday (March 20, 2006) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
She was born Nov. 10, 1919, in the Pleasant Valley Community in Dundy County, to Rollie and Lydia Luella (Little) Williams.
On July 8, 1941, she married Lewis William "Bill" Gooder in Phillipsburg, Kan.
Irene was a homemaker, nurses aide, and a cook at the Hester Home in Benkelman. She also cooked at various restaurants in Benkelman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; three brothers, Cecil, Glen and Orval Williams; and sisters, Inez Matthews, and Iola Joy Dalrimple.
She is survived by her children, Robert Dell Gooder and wife, Shirley of Alda, Larry Gooder and wife, Irene of Benkelman, Bill Gooder and wife, Norma of Topeka, Kan., June Magnani and husband, Jim of Benkelman, and Hattie Mae Shrieve and husband, Jim of Hastings; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m. (MST) at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery.
There will be no public visitation or viewing.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.