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Patricia Goodman

d. October 5, 2022

Patricia Goodman, age 82, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at her residence.

She was born May 4, 1940 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of David and Mary (Boston) Guinn.

Patricia married John Goodman on November 27, 1958.

Mourning her passing are her daughters, Beth (husband Jim) Beiermann and Lori (husband Randy) Atkinson; grandchildren, Ryan Atkinson, Kyle (wife Kelsey) Atkinson, Jared (wife Brooke) Beiermann, and Rachel Beiermann; three great-grandchildren, Dillon Atkinson, Jackson Beiermann, and Charlotte Atkinson; brother, Bill (wife Judy) Guinn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2020.

Patricia was a cheerleader for Lanphier High School where she graduated in 1958.

She was co-owner of Goodman Fence in Springfield since 1967.

Patricia was an avid reader and loved to travel.

Visitation for Patricia will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:30 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Our sincere condolences and prayers for all of you as you navigate your way through the loss of Pat. Mom and I worked with Pat and Randy for years on our pool “Aussie” inground and fencing of property, then added my Husband, Harry, our home and fencing. Always loved our time no matter whether we purchased the pool, fencing, picked up chemicals, concrete statuary or the fun seminars with Randy’s magic. We appreciate all of the memories. Our hearts are with you. Nancy and Harry Jackson, Betty Griffin

  2. Lori I am so sorry about your Mother. She was a sweet lady. I use to enjoy talking with her. God bless you and your family. Lots of love and prayers sent your way.

  3. We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Cherish the sweet memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

  4. Dear Lori and Beth, I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She was always so kind. I hope the memories you hold dear will help ease your grief. May the promises that Jehovah holds out also bring you true comfort. John 5:28-29 Warmest Regards, Lori Nelson Thompson

  5. The Goodman Family –
    We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. We will keep your family in our prayers. Deepest sympathies.

    Doug & Therese Schmidgall

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