Paula Kay Goodman-Schweikhardt

Paula Kay Goodman-Schweikhardt, age 65, of Fort Scott, KS passed away after a long battle with Colon Cancer at her home on Monday August 14th, 2023. She was born on January 25, 1958, in Independence Mo. to Melvin and Lois Goodman.


Paula graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence MO where she resided until moving to Fort Scott KS. Paula was a dedicated nurses aid for twenty years at Fort Scott Manor until accepting the position of assistant cook and food prep worker. She later went to work as a Home Health Aid until accepting a position at G&W Foods in the deli department. Paula enjoyed taking care of the elderly community and had a love of cooking for others. She was a lover of all things outdoors; you could often find her working in her garden tending her flower beds. She would also spend numerous hours crafting handmade Christmas ornaments for her family and friends.   She was an avid collector and lover of Coca Cola memorabilia. Paula was one of the biggest fans of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, with one of her dreams coming true when she was finally able to attend a game with her boys. Paula’s greatest joy in life was her three sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren along with spending time with her family and friends.


Paula is proceeded in death by her father Melvin Goodman and her sister Laura Stagg.

She is survived by her mother Lois Goodman (Independence MO); her sons, Christopher Goodman (Kay), Joshua Schoemig, and Matthew Schweikhardt; her grandchildren Demitrious Goodman (Elizabeth), Krishawn Goodman (Taylor), Zarius Goodman (Sydney), Jordan Johnson, Kaleiah Johnson, Kaniyah Johnson, Emma Hibbs, Grace Hibbs, and Max and Royal Schweikhardt; great- grandchildren Jaelyn, Braxton, Zara, Violet, and Westen; her sisters Debbie Gillen (David), Brenda Smith (Doug); brother in-law David Stagg; and many aunt’s, cousins, nieces and nephews.


A celebration of life and lunch will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 26th, 2023, at the Community Christian Church (Gym) 1919 Horton Street, Fort Scott KS 66701. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting contributions be made to the Paula Goodman-Schweikhardt Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at



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