|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 2011|
Jesse Elmer Goodpasture, 85, of Atchison, KS, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Jesse was born January 28, 1926 in Willow Springs, MO, the son of Frank Everett and Lucy Alberta (Bowen) Goodpasture.
He attended school at Oak Mills south of Atchison. Jesse served his country proudly in the United States Army. He had worked as a Melter's Helper at Rockwell, in the maintenance department at Midwest Grain, in the maintenance department at the Youth Center and as a plumber for the Water Treatment Plant. Jesse enjoyed working, fishing and gardening, especially growing tomato plants. He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren lit up his life. Jesse was a charter member of the Faith Bible Fellowship along with his wife, Amy.
Jesse married Amy Lee Burton on October 10, 1946 in Atchison. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include a son, John (Sharon) Goodpasture, Horton, KS; daughters, Lola Earl, Atchison, KS; Donna (Jim) Wood, Atchison, KS; Linda Ballard, Perry, KS; Marilyn (Roger) Chatman, Rushville, MO; son-in-law, Larry Thompson, Sr., Atchison; twenty-four grandchildren; seventy-two great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jesse Lee Goodpasture; daughters, Lois May Thompson and Carol Jean Martin; brother, George Henry Goodpasture, a half sister, Maxine Montee, three grandbabies, and a son-in-law, Richard Earl.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Lucas, Faith Bible Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Faith Bible Fellowship and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
I AM FREE
Don't grieve for me,
for now I'm free
...I'm following the path God laid for me
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh,
to love, to work or play.
Tasks undone must stay that way
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If parting has left a void, then fill it
with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wants me now, He set me free.
Frank Everett Goodpasture (1897 - 1960)
Lucy Alberta Emily Bowen Goodpasture Maret (1905 - 1992)
Jesse Lee Goodpasture (1945 - 1968)*
Lois May Goodpasture Thompson (1947 - 2006)*
George Henry Goodpasture (1924 - 2002)*
Jesse Elmer Goodpasture (1926 - 2011)
PVT US ARMY
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Sue
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
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