Mildred May Goans

Mildred was born May 8, 1924, in rural Lowry City, Missouri, daughter of Arthur and Jessie (Walters) Bray. She died January 25, 2023, at her home in Lawrence, Kansas. Mildred loved her family: late husband Robert T. Goans; sons Michael Ray and Arthur Bradley Goans; grandchildren Elaine, Allen, Lisa, Julie, Michael, Brandon, and Jessie and their children; and 14 siblings, all deceased.  Granddaughter Lisa Goans was her loving caregiver at the end of her life.

The family will gather in her memory in the spring at her home. A donation to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Hospice and condolences may be sent to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 or

Messages & Condolences

From Susan Hodges Gurley...

It has been over 60 years since we neighborhood kids roamed our yards along Logan Street. I remember Mildred and Bob, Mr. and Mrs Goans to me, well. I remember they were nice. You got to keep your mother for a long time, and that is a great gift.My sympathies to you, Mike and Brad and your families.

From Leslie O’Brien...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Mildred was a great person and I will always cherish the time I got to spend with her. She always talked about her family and was so proud of everyone. One of the last things she said to me was that we were both so lucky to have such sweet families.

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