Jean Marie Clodfelter (nee Goodman)

Mrs. Clodfelter

Clodfelter, Jean Marie (nee Goodman) passed peacefully Feb. 25, 2019, surrounded by her five children.

Devoted widow of the late Robert Lee Clodfelter; beloved sister of Betty Goodman (the late William) Lang, the late Lawrence A. (Wilma) Goodman, and newly identified siblings Janet (nee Hanahan) (the late “Pete”) Breedlove, the late James L. (Marilyn) Hanahan and the late JoAnn Hanahan.

She was the beloved mother of Christine (the late Mark) Weber, Jonathan N. (Alice) Clodfelter, Janice (the late Sead “Sedo”) Mehanovic, James R. (Kathleen) Clodfelter and Kimberly (Jeffrey) Dunn. Proud grandmother of Julia (Cliff) Lane, Andrew and Robert “Bo” Weber; Michael Clodfelter, Catherine (Joel) Starnes, Jillian and Elizabeth Clodfelter; Rebecca Clodfelter, Nicole (Taylor) Orner and Robert Clodfelter; and Malissa, Michael and John Dunn. Great-grandmother of Valarie Dunn, Cliff and Mark Lane and Olivia, Caleb and Penelope Starnes. Aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.

She was a 50-plus-year resident of Kirkwood, even after graduating from Webster Groves High School. Jean was the consummate hostess, bridge partner (you wanted to be her partner because she cleaned out everyone she played against quarter-by-quarter) and Mizzou football fan. As her hearing went, the entire neighborhood could hear Cardinal baseball blaring from her little retirement condo.

She possessed a creative spirit, taking tremendous pride in her original craft projects, where she employed her skilled hands with needles, both long and short. Her relationship with our father Robert was one for all time. From the Washington University football girlfriend, wife of more than 57 years, best friend, bridge partner, caregiver, counselor and guide, Jean and Bob were a team.

Jean used her leadership skills with a myriad of volunteer fraternal, church and civic organizations. Of special note are the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, Meals on Wheels and the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

At birth, Jean was adopted by Dr. Jonathan N. and Leatha Goodman, and in the last weeks before her transition from this life to the next, she excitedly met her sole surviving biological sister and two new nieces. We will all miss her dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in her name to support the music ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 W. Adams Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri 63122. The memorial service was held on March 7.