Marsh Funeral Home

305 N Cemetery Rd, Gurnee, IL


Mary A. Goode

July 2, 1931September 15, 2019

Mary (Kristan) Goode, 88, of Gurnee, Illinois died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones. Mary was born July 2, 1931 in North Chicago, IL the eighth child of Joseph and Anna (Kirt) Kristan. She married the love of her life Gerald J. Goode on August 19,1950. Mary was the quintessential mother. She lovingly cared for five children with wisdom and devotion. She was employed at Great Lakes and Mansville Credit Unions. Survivors include her sister, Betty Metcalf; five children, Mary Lynn (Chuck) Walters of Genoa, IL, Tim (Sue) Goode of Scarborough, Maine, Jerry (Joyce) Goode of Jacksonville, Florida, JoAnn Smoker, of Lake Forest, IL and Dr. Mark (Bernadette) Goode of Forest Park, IL; thirteen grandchildren, Robert (Melissa) Walters, Mark Walters, Matt Goode, Kayla Goode, Breanna Goode, Jenna Goode, Brian Goode, Collin Goode, Emily Smoker, Beth Smoker, Grant Goode, Julia Goode and Catherine Goode; two Great Granddaughters, Moriah and Lila Walters; and loving friend, Bill Hielscher of Northfield, IL. She was preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Kristan, Grace Kristan, Ann Daluga and Ruth Silvola and brothers, Edward, John and Joseph Kristan. Her funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. J. Merold on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 15000 Wadsworth Rd. Wadsworth, IL. Visitation will be at the Church from 10-11 before Mass. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, IL.


  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, September 23, 2019


Mary A. Goode

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Jessica Martinez

October 2, 2019

I own the home next door to Mary & Jerry. My family and I have very fond memories of Mr. & Mrs. Goode. My children Sadie and Tony Jr. enjoyed talking to Mary and Jerry every time they saw them. Jerry was always giving the kids toys from his garage like a baseball and bat or a sled. When they had their garden the kids helped pick tomatoes. We have pictures of the kids trick or treating- Mary & Jerry were so happy to open the door and see the kids. During the winter time Jerry and my husband Tony would shovel eachothers driveways. They exchanged military stories and spoke about Juniper st. and 6Flags. Mary had a smile on her face every single day. She and Jerry always were so cheerful towards our family. My kids were always eager to greet them every chance they got. They proudly spoke of their own children and how successful each one was. You could see how much pride Jerry took in his family, home and his time in the military. Mary and Jerry were a couple that I will never forget because of their strength. They were so active and productive. I'm happy for them because they are together again. & I feel lucky to have had them as my neighbors.