Floy Darlene Godfrey

Floy Darlene Godfrey, 85, of Springfield passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022. She was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Wesley, Ark., to Tom and Mona (Smith) Cobb. On Dec. 23, 1997, Darlene and John Godfrey were united in marriage. They shared over 21 years together before his passing in 2019.
Godfrey moved to the area as a late teen coming to Springfield to Draughon’s Business College. She taught for 25 years for the Marshfield School district, most of those years, teaching second grade.
Godfrey is survived by her children, Jami Gay and husband Dan, James Kirk Norton and wife Phebe, Russell Smith, Laura Smith; daughter-in-law Jan Smith; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Dudley and husband Roland, Kathie Battenfield and husband Bruce; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.
Godfrey is preceded in death by her first husband, James Lee Norton; husband, John Godfrey; and son, Stan Smith.
Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time, Monday, April 11, 2022, at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Memorial services was at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Cobb Family Teaching Scholarship and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Cobb Family Scholarship, c/o Missouri State University Foundation, Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Jefferson, Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65806 or online at www.missouristatefoundation.org .


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