Barbara Ann Goodrich, 83, Topeka, died peacefully on Sunday, January 20th, 2019, in her home.
She was born in Rock Creek, Jefferson County, Kansas, October 29, 1935 to Cecil and Luella (White) Tosh.
Barbara graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1953 then moved to Topeka to work for Bell Telephone. She began playing fast pitch softball as a pitcher for the Topeka Oshe Meats/Teamsterettes in 1954 until she retired from the game in 1969. She received induction into the Kansas Softball Hall of Fame in 1995. Barbara was a stay-at-home mom for many years then worked for Richman Gordmans for 14 years before she retired in 1987. She was a lifelong Boston Red Sox and KU Basketball fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play baseball.
Barbara married Duane Goodrich on June 7, 1957 in Topeka. He survives.
Other survivors include her four children: Bret (Jean) Goodrich, Derie (Steve) Briman, Bretta Hopkins-Birkenfeld (Joe) and Dara (Graydon) Wilson; nine grandchildren: Jordan (Jess) Schuster, Garrett Schuster, Caleb (Kelsey) Hopkins, Cody (Devyn) Hopkins, Colton Hopkins, Luke, Drew and Brant Wilson, Jaye Goodrich; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Loren and Joe Tosh; and sister, Sue Manthe.
Barbara was preceded in death by brothers, Donald, Millard, and Harold Tosh; and sister, Melva Bowie.
Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 26th at Penwell-Gabel Midtown Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka. Barbara has chosen cremation and a private burial will be held at a later date at the Valley Falls Cemetery in Valley Falls, Kansas.
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