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Ethel Goodson Straubing

Ethel StraubingEthel Goodson Straubing, of Kennard, Texas passed away at the age of 94 on December 29, 2020, at Christian Care Center in Mesquite, Texas from complications of the COVID-19 virus. We’re thankful mom passed peacefully in her sleep. Ethel was born in Kennard, Texas to Hill Franklin Goodson and Dollie Ethel Smitherman Goodson on September 21, 1926. She retired in 1988 from the credit department at Sears Roebuck in Dallas and returned to the family land in Kennard, Texas.

Ethel is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Lyn Evans and husband, Paul of Rowlett, Texas, Donna Lee Griffin and husband, Jerry of Mesquite, Texas; grandchildren, Lindsay Elise Evans and partner, Joseph Smith, Chelsea Lyn Lindsey and husband, Derek, Justin Wayne Griffin and wife, Kelly, Jenna Lee Griffin and fiancé, Bryan Garcia and six great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eunice Conner of Kennard, Texas, Mertis Goodson of Lufkin, Texas, Anna Goodson of Kennard, Texas, Nancy Prestidge of Spring, Texas; brother-in-law, Edward Straubing of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Sherwin Straubing; parents, Hill and Dollie Goodson; brothers, Rolan, G.A., O’Neil Goodson; sisters, Japaline Sampsel and Linnie Graham.

A memorial service will be held at Pennington Community Center, 11530 FM 358, Pennington, Texas 75856 on January 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The family appreciates your thoughtfulness but cannot accept flower deliveries for this service.

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  1. What an absolutely amazing woman! Such a loving, gifted, and kind spirit. Her smile brought light to those around her. A beautiful woman who left the world a better place. You have earned your wings! With great love and admiration, Michele

    • Michele, love your kind and thoughtful words. She loved you humor and laugh!

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