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Maxine Wiseman Goodger

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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015 11:28 pm

Maxine Wiseman Goodger, 96, of Parsons died at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Parsons, where she had resided the past 10 years.

She was born July 9, 1919, at Hallowell to Milton M. and Grace M. (Smith) Forkner. She grew up on a farm north of Hallowell and graduated from Oswego High School.

Her first marriage was to Paul A. Wiseman on July 9, 1935, at Columbus. They lived in Oswego for many years and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1974.

On Aug. 14, 1976, she married Harris R. Goodger in Parsons.  He had been a minister and they met at church. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2006.

Maxine had worked at a clothing store in Oswego and part time at the Dairy Breeze. She also had served as Labette County treasurer.  She was active in church both in Oswego and in Parsons and had been active in P.T.A. work in her early years.

She began employment at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center in 1966 and retired from there in 1981. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Parsons and had attended classes at Labette Community College.

Survivors include a son, Daniel J. Wiseman of Parsons;  12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Johnson of Columbus and Joy Gatewood of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by three children, infant Paul Allen Wiseman, Jim Wiseman and Dixie Wyrick; an infant brother; and two sisters, Juanita Horn and Billie Miller.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Howell officiating. Burial will be in Oswego Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Calvary Baptist Church. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS  67357.

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