Mary Ann Goodrich, 85, Lyndon: Oct. 1, 1934 – Oct. 12, 2019

LYNDON, Kan. – Mary Ann Goodrich, 85, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born on Oct. 1, 1934, on the family farm near Melvern, Kan., the daughter of Harold C. and Sarah (Smith) Shelinbarger.

Mary Ann graduated from Melvern High School in 1953, then attended Topeka Beauty School. She owned and operated the Bluebird Beauty Salon, in Lyndon, Kan., until 1967. She had resided near Lyndon for more than 56 years. She was a member for more than 50 years of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, where she faithfully worshipped almost every Sunday. She was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Women, EHU and the 75 club. Her favorite hobby was sewing. She enjoyed her weekly Bible study and working for the after school program at her church.

On April 15, 1963, Mary Ann was married to Merril Goodrich, at the United Methodist Church, Lyndon.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Sarah; a brother, Paul Shelinbarger; and a sister, Erma Jean Shelinbarger.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Merril, of the home; her daughter, Marla (David) Beers, Wakarusa, Kan.; two sons, Mark (Tammy) Goodrich, Melvern, and Matt (Angie) Goodrich, Berryton, Kan.; four grandchildren, Zackary (December) Goodrich, Zavery, Zarin and Samantha Goodrich; a great-grandson, Colt; and a brother, Carl Shelinbarger, Melvern.

Funeral services for Mary Ann will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Waverly Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Lyndon United Methodist Church (for the preschool or the after school kids), sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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