Elaine Kay Goodwin, 76


Elaine Kay (Miller) Goodwin,76, died on June 26, 2022,at her home surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 1, at the United Methodist Church in Nokomis. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 2, at the church with burial at Nokomis Cemetery. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Goodwin was born on May 29, 1946, the daughter of Clarence and Laura Miller Miller.  She graduated from Nokomis High School in 1964 and she married Jack Goodwin on August 8, 1964 at Grace Methodist Church in Nokomis. They lived in Bangor, ME, for four-and-a-half years during his time in the service. They returned to Nokomis to make it their home and raise their two children, Stacey and Justin. 

Mrs.Goodwin started her employment at Dog ‘N’ Suds as a carhop and then went on to work for Illinois Sheepskin. She ran a daycare out of her home for many years. In 1996 she began working for the Montgomery County Clerk and Recorder Office and retired after 17 years as the Chief Deputy Clerk of Accounts Payable.

Mrs. Goodwin always had a heart for serving her community. While her children were young, she was an active member of the PTC, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. As time went on, she joined the Woman’s Club in 1987 where she held many offices and could be seen as the city’s Easter Bunny for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, serving on several committees and helping teach bible school classes. Mrs. Goodwin volunteered at the original Nokomis Food Pantry and most recently at Nokomis Christian Missions. She was also the chair of the canteen for the Red Cross Blood Drives.

Mrs. Goodwin is survived by her children, Stacey Goodwin of St Peters, MO, and Justin (Wendy) Goodwin of Nokomis; grandchildren, Blain and Ripley Goodwin; sister, Nancy (husband Jeff) Bradley of Nokomis; and Virginia Randles of Decatur.

She was preceded in death by husband on June 2, 2021; and her parents.   

Memorials may be made to Nokomis Christian Missions, BRS Baseball Museum and the Montgomery County Cancer Association. Condolences may be left online at www.houghfuneralhome.com.