Elvin Francis Goodman

Elvin Francis Goodman, 84, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his residence.

Elvin was born January 16, 1935, in Sabetha, KS, the son of Clay and Mary (Bindle) Goodman. He attended Franklin School until 8th grade. 

Elvin married Beverly Lape in Falls City, Nebraska on September 12, 1956. They resided north of Sabetha where Elvin farmed and worked at Mid America Dairy. In 1958, they bought a farm near Hiawatha. The next three years he worked for Wilde Tool Company. In 1962 they moved to their current residence north of Sabetha. He bought a milk can route and continued to farm at this time for approximately seven years. After his time running the milk route, he became a dairyman himself. He continued milking and farming for the next 17 years. Elvin continued to grow his farm during this time, raising hogs and later stock cows. Elvin and Beverly owned and operated Hearthside Country Store in Sabetha for 22 years.  

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Walter Goodman, Harry Goodman, Albert Goodman, and Melvin Goodman; and his sisters, Wilma Albertson, and Verna Kosman. 

Elvin is survived by his wife, Beverly of the home; his children, Janet (Mike) Valdivia of Topeka, KS, Tami (Bill) Strathman of Sabetha, KS, Dennis (Dorothy) Goodman of Sabetha, KS, Teresa (Brad) Edelman of Sabetha, KS, Michael Goodman of St. Joe, MO, and Eileen (B.J.) Burenheide of Westmoreland, KS; his brother, Robert Goodman of Sabetha, KS; and sisters, Lucille Kissel of Sabetha, KS, and Mildred Dade of Topeka, KS; and 29 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral service will be Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha.  The interment will be made in the Albany Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Street, Sabetha, Kansas 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.popkessmortuaries.com.


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