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Mazie O. Gooderl

December 26, 2016

Rossville—Mazie O. Gooderl, 91, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at a Topeka hospital.

She was born July 27, 1925 at Rossville, the daughter of Ray and Eva Trimble McClain.

Mazie was raised in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School.

Mazie was a farm wife, and was well known for her baking, especially her pies and cinnamon rolls.  She and her husband Delman managed the Downtown Farmers Market in Topeka for several years.  They were inducted into the Master Farmers/Home Makers Association Class of 1981.   Mazie was a member of the Holton Baptist Church; she was a Sunday School teacher and had sung in the choir.  She was a member of the Killkare HDU at Hoyt and was a past 4-H Leader.

On July 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Delman Gooderl.  He preceded her in death on February 9, 2014.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen, four brothers, Thornton, Ora, Vencille and Luther McClain, three sisters, Letha Reser, Barbara Grubaugh and Nancy Preble.

Survivors include her son, Leslie (Lee Ann) Gooderl, Holton; her daughter Nancy (Randal) Little, Rossville, seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Rossville United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Hoyt Cemetery.  Mrs. Gooderl will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County 4-H Fairgrounds Building Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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10 thoughts on “Mazie O. Gooderl

  1. Thinking of you Nancy and family–sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you in our prayers!

    The Brockamp’s–Barb, Mark, Jamie and Eddie

  2. Les and family, We are sorry for your loss. Your mother was a grand lady, matching your father. In sympathy, Anna and Virgil Wilhelm

  3. Dear Mazie,
    I met you and became a customer at the Farmers Market in Topeka. I loved your delightful personality and pleasing voice and the smile and a kind word you had for everybody. Your baked goods were the best ever! (I loved your zucchini bread). May the angels be as sweet and good to you as your cinnamon rolls were to us. We will miss you.

    • Nancy Tompkins,
      This is Mazie’s grand daughter who was often at Farmer’s Market with them. Your name sounds very familiar & I am glad to know she will be remembered by her loyal market friends/customers.
      Marie (Gooderl) Tinsley

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