Goldie left this world to meet her Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
She was born September 2, 1928, at Randolia, Iowa, to Howard and LaMyra Bright Puckett. She received her elementary education at Elk Creek School and graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1945. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970 with her Bachelor’s Degree and her lifetime teaching certificate. Goldie’s teaching career began in a one room school house and she finished her teaching career at Koshkonong School. Other local schools she taught at were Vienna and Glenwood. She was a lifelong Christian and showed her love for Christ with her generous spirit and love for others. She was always willing to sacrifice her own wants and even her needs to help others. Although she never married and never had children of her own her love for children was evident. Goldie’s most cherished titles in life were Sister and Aunt, she showered her family with love.
She is survived by one brother, Howard “JR” Puckett, wife, Wilma Joyce; five sisters, Dora Lloyd, O ‘Fallon, Missouri, Georgia Midyett, Nixa, Missouri, Helen Ferrell, Florissant, Missouri, Virginia Puckett, St. Louis, Missouri, Ruth Wade, husband, Arnold, West Plains, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, two brothers, Connie Puckett and Ralph Puckett; three brothers-in-law, Louie Lloyd, E.B. Ferrell, Alva Midyett, one sister-in-law, Vera Puckett, one nephew and one niece , precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.