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Brenda Goodlett

Brenda J. Goodlett, 75, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Born Nov. 17, 1943, in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Lane Goodlett.

She retired as administrative support for the Cabinet for Family Health Services and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She had also worked for Mercer Senior Citizens and was Mercer County ombudsman for the Kentucky Department of Aging.

Brenda is survived by: one daughter, Tammy (Alan) Napier of Garrard County; one son, Joey Dale Barker of Garrard County; one sister, Rachel Goodlett of Harrodsburg; one brother, David Goodlett of Harrodsburg; daughter-in-law April J. Barker; one half-sister, Opal Peyton of Harrodsburg; three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Poynter Phillips, Hagan Chase Poynter and Colton Allen Barker, and two great-grandchildren, Kasen Clay Phillips and Ryan Krew Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold, Frank and Donnie Goodlett; half-brothers James, Kenneth and Paul Goodlett, and Bill, Kenneth and James “Frog” Raley, and one half-sister, Alma Goodlett.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with James Harley and Brad King officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

The family request memorial donations be sent to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40422, American Cancer Society (Relay For Life) or Mercer Co. Animal Shelter.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

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