Cathy Ann Goodger

Cathy Ann Goodger, 63, of Lake Quivira, KS passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019, with her family at her side.

Cathy was born on October 27, 1955, in Topeka, Kansas to Doug and Janet Flatt. Highlights of her childhood include riding her horse, Taffy, to school and selling fireworks every summer from a roadside stand with her younger brothers Steve and Tim. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Cathy moved to Kansas City to begin her career in public accounting. Cathy was a partner with Howe & Company for many years before opening her own accounting and financial consulting firm, where she continued to serve clients until shortly before her death. Cathy cherished the relationships she built with her clients over the course of her 40-year career and valued the trust they placed in her. Outside of her professional career, Cathy dedicated herself to the Kansas City community, serving in leadership roles in a variety of community service organizations and most recently serving on the board of Cross-Lines Community Outreach.

Cathy married Tim Goodger on June 21, 1980. During 39 years of marriage, Tim and Cathy shared their love of the outdoors, including running, hiking and skiing in Colorado, and travelling with family and friends. In her spare time, she raised three boys and worked full time. She enjoyed her time spent with friends running the roads of Lake Quivira, playing golf and simply living life to the fullest.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Tim; her sons Chris (Susan) of Plano, TX; Scott of Kansas City, MO; and Drew (Rachel) of Minneapolis, MN; her mother, Janet Flatt of Olathe, KS; her brothers Steve (Melinda) Flatt of Hendersonville, TN; Tim (Laurie) Flatt of Overland Park, KS; and her grandchildren, Matthew and Joanne Goodger of Plano, TX. She was preceded in death by her father, Doug Flatt.

Cathy was the guiding star for her family and many friends. We will all miss her thoughtful advice, quick humor, and unwavering loyalty. A memorial service will be held in the Wesley Chapel on the campus of the Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224 at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5.  A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, April 7 at the Lake Quivira clubhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. Her family respectfully request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in remembrance of Cathy to Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc., 736 Shawnee Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66105,


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17 Comments on “Cathy Ann Goodger”

  1. Debbie & Bill Kremers Says:

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. This breaks our hearts. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. No words to describe how stunned we are and how much she will be missed.

  2. Misty Looking Horse RN, BSN, CM Says:

    It is always so unfortunate I meet the most amazing people only when a serious life limiting illness has been diagnosed. Even though I only met Cathy & Tim for a couple hours last week, I just knew we would hit it off. Tim, please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May you be at peace knowing she is watching over all of those she loved.

  3. Theresa and Ken Hursh Says:

    Dear Goodger Men, we loved Cathy and her smile, warmth, style, and hospitality. She had so many gifts, and she used them freely, and with humility. We will miss her friendship and most especially the light and love she exuded. We extend our hearts to you.

  4. Eva Foster Says:

    Unfortunately, I was only starting to get to know Cate through our Thursday morning bridge group at LQ. I noticed almost immediately her ability to connect with everyone. You felt like you have known her forever. My heart is so sad that we all lost a beautiful soul who always had a smile on her face and never a negative word. I will really miss her only hope that soon when you think of her cherished memory you will smile.

  5. Mary Ann and Dave White Says:

    We send our love and prayers. Cathy was a guiding light…Perfectly said!!!! We will miss her beautiful smile and spirit!

  6. Susan Stevens Says:

    Cathy and I raised our kids together at Milburn CC, with swimming lessons, golf outings and many two family gatherings. Fun couples trips and even some cross country girls’ trips are a part of our great memories. What will be missed the most is her beautiful smile and fun laugh. Prayers to Tim and the boys… she will be greatly missed.

  7. Doug Gibb Says:

    Tim I cannot even begin to express the sorrow I feel over the passing of Cathy! I just learned about her illness and condition a few days ago. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of great sorrow. Cathy is in a truly wonderful place of pure love now but I know the pain you and your family feel can only be healed with the passage of time. God bless all of you!

  8. Ruth meinking Says:

    Cathy was a great friend in high school and college. I loved spending time with her because of her open heart, sense of humor and authenticity. Blessings on your journey.

  9. Cliff VanBlarcom Says:

    What sad news indeed. I met Kathy via Mike Howe when she joined his firm. Her annual visits to my office were always a joy for me. She exuded confidence and care for others. It was via her that I decided to expand my work past dental care, thence into establishing two national dental foundations. She was just one wonderful person, always encouraging me; I am very blessed to have met her.

  10. Jerry and Carol Neill Says:

    Cathy was a sparkling firecracker that gave all she touched joy and love. Carol enjoyed her as her inspiring golf partner for Team play at Quivira. Jerry was privileged to work with her on the set up and function of the Quivira Foundation. Everyone loved her wit, her laugh and most of all her compassion. None of us can even fathom the depth of grief that Tim and the boys are feeling during this loss of a wife, best friend, mother and a new grandmother. May the Lord hold all of you in His hands and give you comfort.

  11. Katherine Finlay and boys Says:

    Prayers to you Tim and your boys. We know how hard it is to lose a parent, remember all the good things about Cathy and know she is now watching over you.

  12. Francie Herman Says:

    Tim and boys,
    My heart is breaking for you all at the loss of your wife and mother. Cathy was such a good friend of mine and we go way back. She was one of my parent’s favorite friends of mine and she went on family vacations with us. Her smile and easy way was contagious and could make you feel better in an instant. We had good times at KU along with shenanigans in high school. Growing up I spent a good deal of time at the Flatt’s house and on their boat at Lake Perry. Her loss leaves a hole that only time will start to make better. What a lovely, gentle compassionate soul. My heart goes out to you….Francie Hurd

  13. Barbara Frankland Says:

    We had some great times — golfing, driving the long way, playing cards, celebrating birthdays, and laughing until I cried. I am so thankful for the memories. Until we meet again, dear Cate. Tim, Scott, Chris, and Drew, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. David & Nancy Spieker Says:

    Tim, Chris, Scott and Drew, We are very sorry to hear this news. Please accept our condolences. We have great memories of elementary school activities and youth soccer with your family. Cathy was an exciting, energetic, and caring person, and will be greatly missed.

  15. Diane Garrett Says:

    My heart is breaking for the Goodger family and her many friends. In the times I’ve run into Cathy at past events, she greeted me with a beautiful, warm smile and a big hug and never failed to ask about my family. She was one of the most lovely (and loving) women I’ve ever met. My thoughts and prayers for strength and peace are with you all. May God bless you.

    Diane Garrett

  16. Sam & Julie Meers Says:

    I first met Cathy more than 25 years ago when we were both on the board of the Central Exchange. She was such a delight and a true leader. We lost touch for 20 years and had only just reconnected this past fall when my husband and I hired her to handle our taxes. She was every bit the delight I had remembered her to be. I know she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

  17. Nancy Dixon Says:

    I was one of Cathy’s partners in an investment club where I admired her grace in leadership. Her wit and intelligence was always delivered with joy shown in your obituary picture. She was a role model to her generation.
    I was unable to attend the funeral or Celebration of Life but wanted Tim and the boys to know I am thinking of them.

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