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Mary Isabel Goodner

December 30, 1937 — August 18, 2020

Mary Isabel Cunningham Goodner, 83, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Morningside of Cleveland.

She was born on December 30, 1937 in Servilla, Tennessee to the late Oscar and Donnie Cunningham.  She was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church, and she retired after working 20 years at J.H. Kellman as an office and payroll administrator.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Sammie Goodner; sister-in-law Garrett Everett, and brothers-in-law Steve and Denny Goodner.

She is survived by her two children, Keith E. (Tosha) Goodner of Cleveland and Kevin L. Goodner of Florence, KY; grandchildren, Tyler (Brooke) Goodner of Cleveland, Nicholette (Michael) Henderson of Birchwood, Kyle and Emily Goodner of Florence, KY; great-grandchildren, Isabell Autumn Goodner, Samantha Tyler Goodner, Tobias Harlin Goodner, and Morgan Vivian Goodner.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Reverend Junior Burger officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.

You may watch the service via live stream on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Breast Cancer Foundation at in Mary Goodner’s memory.

We invite you to leave a message of comfort and sign the Goodner family guestbook at


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Service Schedule

Past Services

A Gathering of Friends

Thursday, August 20, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, August 21, 2020

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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