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Kenneth Clayton Goodwin, 92, of rural Edina, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at his residence in rural Edina.

He was born April 25, 1930, the son of Clayton M. and Theresa Bruegenhemke Goodwin. His father died when Kenneth was 12 years old and he began farming and working with his brother Richard in various enterprises until he began farming independently. He bought his first farm in 1961 and continued farming and raising livestock the rest of his life.

He attended rural elementary schools and went to high school at St. Joseph School in Edina. He married Marilyn Virginia Lawson on May 31, 1958 and they observed their 64th wedding anniversary this year.

They were the parents of three children: James Kenneth Goodwin (Bruce Hopson), Jane Ann Moore (Ronald Moore) and Mary Elizabeth (Kenton) Bohon. Two grandchildren, Mitchel Dean (Bailey) Bohon and Abigail “Abby” Bohon who survive. He is also survived by a sister, Reta Smith of Moberly, MO and several nieces and nephews. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard A. Goodwin, sisters Betty Klote and Lois Ann Rice and stepfather, Joseph Marra.

Kenneth was a farmer and livestock producer and lived all of his life in rural Knox County, MO. He was awarded the Balanced Farming honor in 1967 and 1971 and attended many classes and training sessions to learn of improved methods of crop and livestock production.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and also traveling in the U.S. and a trip abroad to England. He worked with many border collies and hunting dogs when in good health.

He was loyal to his family, a good neighbor and friend to many people during his lifetime.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edina, MO from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Father Simeon Etonu will be the celebrant and Deacon Ken Berry will give the homily. Music will be provided by Jim and Kyle Clark and Lisa Bowen.