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6934 South Western Avenue
PO Box 891320
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Phone: 405-634-1439
Fax: 405-634-3753
Stephany Gooden

Stephany Ann Gooden (Rains)

Sunday, November 1st, 1964 - Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Stephany Ann Rains Gooden, 54, was called home to our Lord while in the presence of her loving family on July 23, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Stephany was born on November 1, 1964 in Oklahoma City, OK to Harold and Mary (Boatman) Rains. She graduated from U.S. Grant High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Central Oklahoma. Stephany was a gifted and creative library media specialist, dedicating countless hours to enhancing the lives of students and teachers at Jones Public Schools and Central Elementary (Moore, OK) over the past 24 years. Despite her diagnosis, Stephany remained determined to devote her time and energy to the education of Oklahoma youth. She remained committed to that cause for her entire life, giving of herself even when she didn’t need to. She was active in Kappa Kappa Iota and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Stephany was known for her selfless spirit, lively wit, compassion, generosity, and creativity. She was devoted to her family and friends and was always willing to help those in need. She enjoyed spending time with her friends playing bunco and attending book club.

The family would like to thank those who took care of Stephany with such love and compassion.
Dr. Khader Hussein, Dr. Craig Engles, nurses and staff at Integris Cancer Institute at Southwest Medical Center and Integris Hospice House, Friends Kevin and Laurayne Wudi, Lisa McAllister, Dana Sommers, Dena Rawson, Geraldine Southern, and the teachers and staff who donated days for Stephany at work. Special thanks goes to Becky Jackson, who was a friend first, and her principal second.

Stephany was preceded in death by her beloved father, Harold Rains, and father-in-law, Jim Gooden. She is survived by her husband, John Gooden, mother, Mary Rains, sister, Stacy Pacheco and husband Vince, brother Bryant Rains and wife Cathey, mother-in-law Jane Gooden as well as her beloved nieces and nephews, Emily, Leah, Rachel, Olivia, Marshall, Madelyn, Vincent, great nieces and nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
    4000 SW 119th Street
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes
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    Family will be present to greet friends 5pm-7pm
  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Shartel Church of God
    11600 S. Western
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 12:30pm
    Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes
    4000 S.W. 119thStreet
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Dalyn D. Helbling

Posted at 10:56am
Stephany was only ten years old when I first entered the ministry. I was her pastor for nearly 3 years and during that time, she always demonstrated a sweet spirit and supportive attitude. Even as a young girl she would come to me and compliment me on my efforts. In October 2016, I had a chance to see her again and pray with her. Even though we've rarely seen each other over the years, she was there at an important time in my life as a young minister and I feel better for having known her.


William Gooden

Posted at 03:26am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Lena Davis

Posted at 02:23pm
I worked with Stephany at JES in the library. She was a nice lady, who I enjoyed working with. She had a great smile and always made people feel better about themself. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time. RIP in Stephany. You will be missed.

Lena Davis
Jones , OK

Scott Allen

Posted at 06:22pm
A great friend and an inspiration to all!

Amy and Jared Frazier

Posted at 05:08pm
Love you Steph,
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