Elizabeth Joann Goad, 73, of Bryant passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru, Ill. Elizabeth was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Clinton, Ill., to Martin and Edna Jewell (Poland) Sprague. She married Lester Eugene Goad on March 23, 1958, at State Street Baptist Church in Lincoln, Ill.
Elizabeth was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Benton. She was a dedicated Christian, faithful wife and loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Audrey Cox and Wilma Smith; and her brother, Lester Sprague.
She is survived by her husband, Lester, of Bryant; two daughters, Pam Graham and husband Ken of Benton and Paula McMurtry and husband Tom of LaSalle, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and her sister, Marge Campbell and husband Gordon of Washington, Ill.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Victory Baptist Church in Benton, with Dr. Ken Graham officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Harmony Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 1, at the church. Memorials may be made to Victory Baptist Church.
Online guest book: www.arkansasfuneralcare.com .