A Celebration of Life service for Nancy Lee Good, 65, Springfield, Missouri, who passed away peacefully June 27 at home, will at a later date.Nancy will be buried in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens in Springfield.
She was born to Harry and Leola Bennett on Nov. 6, 1954, in Warrensburg, Missouri. The family’s many moves throughout Missouri and Kansas cultivated her ability to connect with people.
Her husband, Michael, was set upon her future path while her home was in Marion from first through fourth grade. She graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1973 and then received a degree in education from Central Missouri State University.
Nancy and Mike were married Dec. 2, 1978, and spent the early years of their family in Wichita and Clay Center, Kansas, before moving to Springfield, Missouri, in 1988.
Nancy provided constant support to Mike throughout their 42 years together. They enjoyed travel, bicycle riding, mission work, and being grandparents together. She lovingly raised three daughters — Amy, Rebecca, and Laura — with a devotion to provide many opportunities and special celebrations.
Hospitality flowed from her into gatherings for friends, family, and church. Her gift of encouragement was evident during her 20 years as a Weight Watchers leader.
Nancy’s way of life shined as she lived with joy throughout her cancer diagnosis. Her life was led with grace, forgiveness, thankfulness, gratitude, and a spirit of giving.
She will be greatly missed by husband Michael; children Amy (and husband Peter) Yen, Rebecca (and husband Jon) Robison, and Laura Good; seven grandchildren; and siblings Harry (and wife Margie) Bennett and Roger (and wife Beth) Bennett.
Her family is grateful for the compassion shown by River Bluff Fellowship, Ellis Fishcel Cancer Center, Siteman Cancer Center, Compassus Hospice, Sutton In-Home Care, and so many friends.
Nancy’s last dream was to provide community for the chronically homeless in Springfield.
Memorials for Nancy Good Community Center at Eden Village II may be sent to The Gathering Tree, PO Box 2364 Springfield MO 65801.