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Willard Goins

d. August 29, 2008

Willard L. Goins Willard L. Goins of Thayer, KS, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at the Wilson Medical Center - Reece Campus after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons disease. He was 72. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 1, 2008, at the First Christian Church under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Loran Fawcett Chapel. The Reverend Carl Soliday will officiate. Interment will be in Star Cemetery. Friends may call to view and register Sunday from 1-8 p.m. The casket will be closed at the service. The son of Arthur Calvin and Bertha Elizabeth Collins Goins, he was born July 18, 1936, in Garnett, KS. The family moved to Independence, KS, in the early 1950s where he graduated from the Independence Bible School. On August 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Meta Brannum in Independence, KS. She survives at the home. The couple moved to Sedro-Woolley, Washington where Mr. Goins was employed on a brown Swiss Dairy farm. In 1965, he became a Washington State Trooper. He returned to Thayer, KS, in 1968 to farm. Mr. Goins was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and served on Rural Water District 10 and the Radiant Electric Board of Directors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Greg of Boise, ID, and Wade of El Dorado Hills, CA; one daughter, Terri Adkins of Omaha, NE; two brothers, Olin and Elbert Goins, both of Thayer, KS; two sisters, Wilda Graff of Troy, MO, and Gilma Darbe of Independence, KS; and five grandchildren, Nicole, Steve, Rikki, Luke, Cal, Joe and Grace. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Dilwyn and Delos; and one sister, Wilma Schaper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene Flood Relief Fund.

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