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.