Rickey Irene Goetz


Rickey Irene Goetz

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Rickey Irene Goetz, 92, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center.

Rickey Irene Goetz
Rickey Irene Goetz

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg with the Rev. Louie Lowe officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Goetz, Chad Goetz, Josh Goetz, Rick Spears, Johnny Barnett and Matt Axsom.
Interment will follow at Smithton Cemetery in Smithton, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
She was born June 12, 1922, in Smithton, Missouri, the daughter of Kalo and Mary (Green) Monsees.
She was united in marriage to Robert E. “Bob” Goetz Sr. on Nov. 27, 1943, at the United Methodist Parsonage at the University of Texas Campus. He preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2012.
Rickey graduated from Smithton High School, class of 1939. She attended Central Methodist for two years, then attended and received her Bachelor of Science in Education at Central Missouri State Teacher’s College. Rickey later attended and received her Master of Science degree from University of Missouri in Columbia, class of 1955. She taught elementary and junior high students in the Warrensburg R-6 School District for many years until her retirement. Rickey was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg, a member and past president of the Warrensburg PEO Chapter CB, a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Missouri Teacher’s Association. Rickey loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  She also enjoyed spending time with her many friends.
Rickey is survived by her sons, Robert E. Goetz Jr. and wife, Sharon, of St. Louis; David E. Goetz and wife, Glenda, of Warrensburg; and Donald K. Goetz and wife, Tami, of Westminster, Colorado; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Dee Spears and Nancy Axsom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Building and can be left in care of Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.