Ruth "Marie" Goodspeed

Obituary of Ruth "Marie" Goodspeed

Marie Goodspeed, age 91, of rural Colony, Kansas, passed away on January 26, 2018.  She was born on December 2, 1926 in rural Colony, Kansas, the daughter of Charles Rufus Martin and Mary Irene (Samples) Martin.

In her professional career, Marie worked for Texaco, Thomas H. Bowlus at Allen County State Bank, and as a stewardess with TWA. Friends cherished Marie’s straightforward humor, her hospitality, and her compassion for both people and animals. She was especially passionate about her children and grandchildren. Marie was an avid KC Royals fan. She enjoyed watching all sporting events.  Marie’s faith in God was an integral part of her life and she was treasured member of both her church family and her community.

On December 6, 1958, Marie married the love of her life, 1st Lt. William “Bill” Hunter Goodspeed in Las Vegas, Nevada.   During their marriage, they resided in multiple states and Germany due to Bill being in the United States Army.  Some of her fondest memories were of their time while stationed in Germany.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband and son, Paul Martin Goodspeed, her parents, and a sister, Francis Nadine McMahon.

Marie is survived by son Matt Goodspeed of Prairie Village, daughter Heather Bell of Lake Forest, CA, grandson Max Goodspeed of Lawrence, granddaughter Alexa Goodspeed of Louisburg and numerous other family and friends.

Services will be conducted by her family. Visitation for friends and family will be January 31 2018, at 9:00 am with a Celebration of Life Ceremony commencing at 10:00 am at the Colony Community Church, 322 Garfield Street, Colony, Kansas, followed by Graveside Services at the Colony Cemetery on Ford Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony Community Church in Marie’s name.