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Connie Goins April 28, 1935 - December 31, 2020

Constance “Connie” Jean Goins, age 85 of Bruner, Missouri passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri surrounded by her family. She was born April 28, 1935 in Laura, Illinois the daughter of Robert and Ophelia (Huxtable) Smith. On July 31, 1953 she was united in marriage to Roy E. Goins Jr. in Pekin, Illinois.

Connie is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Roy; two sons Eddie Goins and wife Sherry of Sparta, Daryl Goins also of Sparta; four daughters Pam Hawkins and husband Buddy of Bruner, Kim Rowland and husband Richard also of Bruner, Jodi Lilly of Ozark, Angie Berry and husband Rich of Catoosa, Oklahoma; one brother David Smith and wife Marsha of Princeville, Illinois; 18 grandchildren Toni, Mandi, Jenni, Lance, Derrick, Kristin, Jessica, Kyle, Jacki, Jewell, Jonnie, Jennifer, Paul, Jason, Jami, Ryan, Amariah and Robbie. Connie was also blessed with 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Darrin Lane Hawkins, two brothers Robert “Bob” Smith and Jim Smith.

Connie loved her family and friends and always ready to go anywhere, anytime. She enjoyed traveling, family vacations, holidays with family, attending kids’ and grandkids’ birthday parties and activities. Connie also enjoyed arts and crafts, TOPS, playing Bingo and attending the Oldfield Opry every Saturday night. After being a dedicated employee with Hagles, Fasco Industries and Sparta cafeteria support staff, Connie enjoyed her retirement.

Funeral services will be 2:00P.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Alan Maggard officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday evening in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bruner Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

Effective October 21, 2020 through April 1, 2021 the City of Ozark, Missouri issued a mask ordinance. A requirement to wear face coverings when in public, for the purpose of preventing or limiting the spread of COVID-19. Masks are also required at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home is following the ordinance and recommend social distance guidelines. The family and staff thank you in advance, for your understanding during these difficult times.


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    Susie Lafferty-Sisco says

    I am so sorry to hear of this loss to you all. I know her going to our Heavenly home has left you with a big hole in your hearts. May God give you comfort and peace. Remember this is not good by. It is see you later when we finally join her and our other loved ones around Jesus’ feet. God Bless You All. She was a great lady and friend.

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    Crystal thompson says

    She was a sweet lady. I remember her from Sparta school 💕

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    Loyd & Connie Todd says

    Sincere condolences to the entire family. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers. We’ve only ever heard good things about her, and we look forward to knowing her in Heaven someday.

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    Joyce Kitka says

    Roy and family,
    I have had the pleasure to get to know Connie over the past 5+ years. I will miss our weekly bingo trips, (eating at I Don’t Care 😉), monthly bunco games and bingo potlucks. If one thing I could tell you, it didn’t take me long to realize how much she loved her family. She often talked about gatherings, flowers planted in her yard, having mints in her purse for the little ones and how each were growing.
    I am thankful for my time with her and I hope you are aware of how much she loved you!

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    Linda Keith says

    Your sweet Mom will be very missed. She always had a smile on her face and was so welcoming. She was that way from when I was a kid till the last time I saw her in 2019 at the reunion. I always though she had the prettiest eyes.