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Patricia “LeAnn” Goodman Obituary

Patricia LeAnn Goodman

Patricia “LeAnn” Goodman was born November 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Veda (Hyde) McNally and passed away at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri on May 24, 2021.

    LeAnn’s mother passed away when she was ten, so she was left caring for two younger brothers with the help of her father.

    LeAnn attended Catholic schools in Chicago, then worked for Cigna for many years, until her retirement, when she moved to Memphis, Missouri.

    She was married and had two children, Alveda and Niall, who passed away at four from severe pneumonia.

    She later married Bill Goodman and they were happy until he passed.

    Le Ann enjoyed dogs and especially cats. Her last cat was Mittens, a one person cat with an attitude.

    She was very talented in making beautiful hand quilted quilts, crocheted afghans, doilies and many embroidered quilts, baby quilts and pillowcases.

    She was a member of the Memphis United Methodist Church and was church secretary for a few years, as well as helping in the kitchen.

    She enjoyed reading and was working at the Scotland County Library until she fell in her home which resulted in complications. She was taken to the University Hospital where she passed peacefully with her daughter, Alveda and granddaughters, Krissy and Gretchen from Pennsylvania, by her side.

    Preceding her in death were her parents, son and her husband.

    She leaves behind many loved ones and friends.  Those  left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Alveda (George) Sporny of Renovo, Pennsylvania, 6  grandchildren: Heather (Gregg) Lucas, Gretchen (Bill) Getz, Kristin Foley, George (Ashley) Sporny Jr., Jackie Stroup, and Toni Sporny: 17 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren all of Pennsylvania;  two brothers, Leiland “Lee” McNally and Joseph “Joe” McNally of Chicago, Illinois; and her very special second cousin, Nelda Billups of Memphis, Missouri.

    Memorials in lieu of flowers in her memory are suggested to either the Scotland County Library or the Memphis United Methodist Church in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, Missouri 63555.

    Online condolences may be shared with the Goodman family by logging onto Payne’s website at

    Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel of Memphis.