Etna Goode

Etna Eva Rue Goode (Zimmerman)

Sunday, April 12th, 1925 - Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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Etna Eva Rue Goode, 95, of Cross Plains, Texas passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Brownwood, Texas.

Funeral service will be held Monday, July 27, at 10:00 AM at the Church of Christ in Cross Plain, Texas with Charles Chesshir officiating. The family will have a time of visitation on Sunday, July 26 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas. Online condolences for the family are welcome at

Etna was born April 12, 1925 in Winnsboro, Texas to the Late Marvin Zimmerman and Margaritt Pruit-Zimmerman. Etna was baptized into the Lord at an early age. They moved around a lot. They made numerous trips to West Texas to work and pull cotton. She made a hand pulling cotton at 8 years old. She met De Verl Goode while pulling cotton for her soon to be father-in-law. She married De Verl Goode on December 5, 1942. Etna was a farmer and rancher’s wife. She loved the Lord and his creation. Etna and De Verl moved from Welch, Texas to Cross Plains, Texas in 1969. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had many friends and loved ones left behind at Welch when they moved to Cross Plains and then made many more friends.

Etna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, De Verl Goode; 3 brothers, 4 sisters and 1 grandson.

Etna is survived by her 3 sons, Ronnie and wife, Jane Goode of Pampa; Zandy and wife, Carol Goode of Lorena; Gregg and wife, Cathy Goode of Cross Plains; 9 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a brother, James “Sonny” Zimmerman of Odessa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Foster’s Home for Children, P.O. box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel
    309 Northeast 4th Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, July 27th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, July 27th, 2020 10:00am
    Church of Christ - CP
    433 N Main Street
    CROSS PLAINS, TX 76443
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Cross Plains Memorial Park


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Anna Bearden

Posted at 05:06pm
Etna always referred to Dad as her little brother. I was more than grown when I learned why. She is the person who put a wave in the front of Dad's hair - maybe so he could attract girls - when he was 14 or 15. Etna and Devryl we great neighbors and I have fond memories of being at the home or them at ours. Your family is in my prayers.

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Posted at 04:07pm
Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother. Love, Robert and Caroline Bennett
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Ken and Judy Perry

Posted at 10:18am
Etna was a very kind and loving lady. We have warm memories of family gatherings in the Goode home. She always took time to make us feel loved and welcome. She will be greatly missed. Heaven has gained a sweet soul.

Barry & Rachel McClure

Posted at 09:18am
Zandy and Family, Very sorry for your loss but so thankful for Heaven's gain. Your Mom was a real sweetheart and a very lovely lady. Love you all!
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Ken, Judy and Rob Perry

Posted at 09:02am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Etna was a blessing to everyone who knew her. May God comfort you in her loss. With our deepest sympathy.
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