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Amy Goodknight


Amy Lynn Goodknight, 54, of rural Oronogo, Missouri, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri, after a two-year battle with cancer.

She was born October 30, 1969 in Pittsburg, Kansas, to Willis "Roy" and Barbara (Montee) Humble. She attended grade school in Cherokee, Kansas and graduated from Southeast High School in 1988. Amy attended NEO college in Miami, Oklahoma, where she competed on the rodeo team. She later graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1994.

Amy competed in junior rodeos all over the area. She then competed in Kansas High School Rodeo Association, where she was a state champion and went on to compete at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals. Amy also competed in several associations, including the American Cowboys Rodeo Association, International Pro Rodeo Association, Women's Professional Rodeo Association, National Barrel Horse Association, Better Barrel Races, and the Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Barrel Racing Association. She competed in the Martha Josey Jr. World several times and was the Jr. World Champion in 1987 on Little Man.

On December 8, 1999, she was united in marriage to Patrick Goodknight in Las Vegas, Nevada during the National Finals Rodeo.

Amy was a vital member of the Nashville Methodist Church in Nashville, Missouri.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick, of the home; two sons, Trevor Natalini of Oronogo, MO, and Walker Natalini of Joplin, MO; a daughter, Charley Ann Goodknight, of the home; her mother, Barbara Humble of Cherokee, KS; three brothers, Royce Humble (Debra) of Cherokee, KS, Kelly Humble (Elaine) of Cherokee, KS, and her favorite brother/best friend, Heath Humble of Cherokee, KS; one grandson, Wyatt Natalini of Cherokee, KS; and nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, and close friends. Of course, if you knew Amy, she made you feel like you were her best friend.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Humble.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Nashville Methodist Church, (Nashville, MO) 1041 SW 88th Rd, Oronogo, MO, with Chris Belk officiating. Amy's wishes were to be driven in her wagon to the cemetery. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Medoc Cemetery, (1/4 mile south of Keltoi Winery) rural Oronogo, MO (Medoc). The family will receive friends from following the graveside at the Keltoi Winery, 17705 Co Rd 260, Oronogo, MO. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday at Brenner Mortuary to sign the register book. Memorial donations may be made to Nashville Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.