GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                             Sunday, December 2, 2007

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McCracken, Mary Marie

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/GreatFallsTribune/Photos/12-2obmccracken_12022007.jpg    HARLEM - Harlem native Mary Marie (Goodheart) McCracken, 82, of Great Falls, a former office secretary at the Air National Guard, died of natural causes Thursday at a Great Falls care facility.
    Her funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem, with burial in Harlem Cemetery.

    Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements.
    Marie is survived by her husband, Earl McCracken of Great Falls; two sisters, Bev Richman of Harlem and Carol Cornett of Lodi, Texas; a brother, Duane "Pete" Goodheart of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Phyllis Lee of Great Falls.
    Marie was born on Sept. 2, 1925, to Ervin and Nellie Mildred (Miller) Goodheart in Harlem. Marie spent her childhood in Harlem and on the farm on the Big Flat. She married Earl McCracken on Oct. 1, 1949, in Great Falls. They lived in Turner and for many years they owned and operated a store in Conrad. After moving to Great Falls, Marie worked at Wiessman and Sons and then served as an office secretary at the Air National Guard until she retired.
    Marie gifted us all with her love of people. Their house was home to everyone who entered, especially their many nieces and nephews. Marie was a very strong, modest lady who appreciated simplicity in life. Her love for everyone was unconditional and she thought everyone was wonderful no matter what. That Christian attitude was a great legacy that she left us with. Much laughter and giggles were shared around the kitchen table because of Marie's wonderful and crazy sense of humor and spirit. She also enjoyed gardening, reading and crocheting and she was very good about remembering birthdays.
    Marie was proceeded in death by her parents; three brothers, Vince Goodheart, BJ "Swede" Goodheart and Johnny Goodheart, who died in the Korean War; two sisters, Dorothy Leo and Shirley Richman, both of Harlem; and three infant siblings, Wincell, Dennis and Lois.

Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 12/2/2007.

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BILLINGS’S GAZETTE                                           Sunday, December 2, 2007

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Mary Marie (Goodheart) McCracken

    HARLEM - Mary Marie (Goodheart) McCracken, 82, former resident of the Harlem area, died Nov. 29, 2007, at Park Place Nursing Home in Great Falls due to natural causes.
    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Saint Thomas Catholic Church with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge.
Published in the Billings Gazette on 12/2/2007.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                    Monday, December 30, 2007

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MARI MARIE (GOODHEART) MCCRACKEN obituary GREAT FALLS

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    Mary Marie (Goodheart) McCracken, 82; died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. At the Park Place Nursing Home in Great Falls of natural causes.
    Funeral services were scheduled at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem this morning with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery.

    Marie was born on Sept. 2, 1925, to Ervin and Nellie Mildred (Miller) Goodheart in Harlem. Marie spent her childhood in Harlem and on the farm on the Big Flat.

    She married Earl McCracken on October 1, 1949 in Great Falls. They lived in Turner and for many years; they owned and operated a store in Conrad. After moving to Great Falls, Marie worked at Wiessman and Sons and then served as an office secretary at the Air National Guard until she retired.

    Marie was proceeded in death by her parents; brothers, Vince Goodheart of Bremerton Wash., BJ “Swede” Goodheart of Malta, and Johnny Goodheart, who died in the Korean War; sisters, Dorothy Leo and Shirley Richman, both of Harlem; and three infant siblings, Wincell, Dennis and Lois.

    Marie is survived by her husband Earl McCracken of Great Falls;sisters, Bev Richman of Harlem and Carol Cornett of Lodi, Texas; brother, Duane “Pete” Goodheart of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; many nieces and nephews.

    Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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