Paul Goos
1951 - 2020
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Paul David Goos, 68, Tonganoxie, KS, lost his battle with cancer and passed with family by his side at home on June 11, 2020. A celebration of Paul's life will be held at the Goos Residence outside of Tonganoxie, KS on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., what would have been Paul's 69th birthday.

Paul was born August 1, 1951 in Sargent, NE, the youngest of seven children to Ralph and Irene (Van Houten) Goos. At a young age, Paul and his family moved to Ava, MO, and then in 1959 they moved to Tonganoxie, KS. Paul attended early elementary school at the Hawk Hollow One-Room School House, middle school at the Reno Township school, graduated from Tonganoxie High School in 1969, and then attended Kansas State University. Paul went to work for Owens Corning Fiberglas in Kansas City, KS in the summer of 1970, and worked there for 44 years before his retirement in 2014. In 1972, Paul met the love of his life, Deborah Sue (Brown) Goos, and they were united in marriage on February 21, 1976. She survives of the home.

Paul was a loving, patient and kind husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid reader, crossword puzzler, and trivia master. As a young adult, Paul enjoyed competing in softball and bowling, and many family vacations and road trips were tailored around Owens Corning corporate softball or ABC national bowling tournaments. Paul spent many afternoons and evenings coaching Tonganoxie area youth on his children's ball teams. Paul was an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #309, where he supported numerous charitable efforts by serving as the bingo caller on Friday nights. In his retirement, Paul dedicated much of his free time to his family, and particularly loved supporting his grandchildren's activities, at which the kids knew they would usually see their grandpa (whom they lovingly called "Poohpa") and their Nana boisterously cheering from the stands.

Other survivors include son Tyson (Jenny) Goos and their children Jacob, Nicholas, and Madelyn, Lawrence, KS; son Clinton (Megheen) Goos and their children Kingston, Leyton, and Calliope, Denver, CO; daughter Katrina (Adam) Bennett and their children Hunter and Ethan, McCune, KS; a brother, Carl (Mary) Goss, Ava, MO; a brother, Pete (Anna) Goos, Lee's Summit, MO; a sister, Patty Heatherly, Ozark, MO; a sister, Sally Chapman, Shreveport, LA; a sister, Judy (Jerry) Fleer, San Marcos, CA; a sister, Donita (Bob) Moore, Muskogee, OK, and numerous nieces/nephews, grand-nieces/nephews, and grand-grand-nieces/nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #309 – Cancer Fund, or to Paul's hospice provider, VITAS Community Connection.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Jun. 18, 2020.
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Celebration of Life
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June 20, 2020
Ty, i am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. May you & your loved ones be able to remember&rejoice in the many happy memories you've shared w/your dad. I wish you strength&peace during this sorrowful time. Bless you&yours.
Cathy D Jarrett
Friend
June 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Debbie, and your family.
Denise (Olson/Baker) Rodgers
Friend
June 18, 2020
Paul was one of the nicest guys I know. He was respectful, kind, and somewhat quiet. We actually dated a few times and I am so happy to hear he found the love of his life and the joy and happiness with a great family. Prayers for the family during this hard time. He will surely be missed!
Nancy Jackson
Classmate
June 18, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. Our deepest sympathy and condolences are with the family.
Bob and Norma Hunter Scott and Shelly Hunter
June 18, 2020
Sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was the nicest person and made Friday night bingo at the Eagles so much fun. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with Debbie and family.
Sandy O'Brien
June 18, 2020
So sorry to learn of Pauls passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Beverly Himpel Wiles
Beverly Wiles
Classmate
June 18, 2020
Paul was really a gentleman! I really enjoyed Friday night bingo. He was alot of fun to be around. My thoughts are with his wife Deb and his family.
Kay Means
June 18, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Deborah and family at the loss of Paul. Paul and I went to school together and he was such a nice, kind and gentle person and will be missed by so many.
Donna Black Ketchum
Classmate
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