Funeral services for Glenda Lee Goehring, 76, Springfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2023, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Our beloved Glenda Lee Goehring was born on March 31, 1947 in Scotland, South Dakota to loving parents Elsie and Harold Goehring. She was a beautiful little sister to her siblings, Merle Goehring, Lloyd Goehring, George Goehring, Judy Butler, and Larry Goehring.
Although she faced developmental challenges from a young age, Glenda lived her life with both positivity and perseverance. She maintained a youthful curiosity, as well as a spirit of gentleness and kindness throughout her life. Glenda had a heart of gold – she cared deeply for others and found joy in helping whenever she could. She loved entertaining her many nieces and nephews with toys and crafts. An imaginative soul, Glenda spent hours crafting doll clothes, painting beautiful pictures, and tending to her garden. Glenda found great joy in the simple pleasures of life. She had a green thumb and a passion for gardening, cultivating beauty in her surroundings. Even a leisurely walk to the mailbox brought her delight, appreciating the little things in life. Glenda’s birthday was a cherished occasion, and she adored the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree with tinsel and garland, creating warm, festive memories for her loved ones. Glenda found wonder in the simple things. Whether she was marveling at a yellow sunflower that matched her favorite color or laughing while watching one of her favorite movies like The Red Green Show, Home Alone, and Ice Age, she found joy in every moment. For Glenda, staying busy with crafts, games, or her garden wasn’t just about filling time; it was how she made the most of every day.
Glenda grew up in the Missouri Avenue Church of Christ in West Plains, Missouri, a foundation that influenced her values and perspectives. She formed a lifelong bond with her dear friend, JoLita Duffel. Throughout her life, Glenda was an embodiment of kindness and generosity. She had a special gift for making those around her feel loved and valued. Her warm heart and giving nature left a lasting impact on all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Glenda loved her Polaroid instant camera. Every snapshot she took over the years went straight into her cherished photo albums. For her, every photo was a memory and piece of her heart she loved sharing.
Although she faced trials, Glenda met life’s challenges with resilience, kindness, and hope. On October 14, 2023, our beloved Glenda passed away peacefully. She will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she has brightened.
She is survived by her sister, Judy Butler, and brothers Merle, George, and Larry, as well as her many nieces, nephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. Glenda leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and inspiration.
Glenda is preceded in death by her mother, father, and brother, Lloyd.
Rest in peace, Glenda. Your memory will forever warm our hearts while you are with your mom and daddy in heaven where yellow is everywhere.
Visitation services to honor her beautiful life will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jacob’s Ladder Hospice Springfield, Missouri or Allen Supported Living in Thayer, Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be left at www.robertsondrago.com