Timothy Ray VanGoethem

February 13, 1962February 16, 2013

Timothy Ray VanGoethem, 51, of Kansas City, MO, passed away February 16th, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24th, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25th, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PurpleStride of Kansas City 2013, c/o Team Tim, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Kansas City Hospice House, 9221 Ward Pkwy., Ste. 200, Kansas City, MO 64114. Timothy was born February 13th, 1962 in Kansas City, MO, son of Ralph Henry and Jeanette Elvia (Reliford) VanGoethem. He attended St. Pius X School, Old Mission Junior High and was a 1980 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He was an Eagle Scout. Timothy had worked for Dean Machinery Co., Foley Equipment Co. and worked for over 20 years for U.P.S. Delivery. He is also survived by his wife Rhonda Carol (Parks) VanGoethem; son Darral Dean VanGoethem and wife Laura of Gardner, KS; daughter Diana Kay VanGoethem of Overland Park, KS; stepson Jake Parks of Kansas City, MO; brothers Thomas Leon VanGoethem and wife Erin of Stanley, KS and William Henry VanGoethem and wife Lynda of Overland Park, KS; sister Susan Marie VanGoethem Herrman and husband Joe Herrman of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren Patrick VanGoethem and Addyson Trimborn; extended family and friends. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Memorial Mass Monday, February 25, 2013

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April 3, 2013

Rhonda & Jacob,

Our hearts are heavy with the news about Tim. May you find peace and comfort in the memories that you cherish. Take good care of each other.

Love, Kim & Wade

Bill Krebs

March 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family. God bless you.

Rhonda, Vic, Gwen Stock

March 2, 2013

May God bless you and give you strength in your time of need. Rhonda and Jake I am so sad for your loss. Tim was a wonderful man, husband and Father. Please hold tight to your memories.

March 1, 2013

Rhonda and Jake..Tme was a good man and Father..kind, hard working...seemed he could fix anything..a little shy...but he loved you; and remember the good stuff
may his memory be eternal
Mary K Johnston

Richard Puhr and Family

February 28, 2013

Our deepest condolences to Tim's entire family at this time.

Dan Hart

February 25, 2013

So sorry about your loss. Tim was a wonderful co-worker at Foley. I only knew tim for a short time but always was a positive friend to talk to.

Candy Barcomb

February 24, 2013

Rhonda you and Jake are in our thoughts and prayers and know we are thinking of you in your time of need. Love always.
Bryan, Candy, Samantha & Alicia Barcomb
Paula & Eddie Stoner

February 24, 2013

Rhonda you and Jake are in out thoughts and prayers.
Bryan, Candy, Samantha & Alicia Barcomb
Paula & Eddy Stoner

David & Cheryl Van Goethem

February 23, 2013

Ralph, Jeanette, Ronda and all the family our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Tim will not be forgotten.

Ronelle Neperud

February 22, 2013

May memories and knowing God is loving you bring your family comfort during this time of adjustment.