Cora Goldman

January 15, 1941 — April 5, 2020

Cora Goldman

Cora Grace Goldman, age 79, of Perrinton, MI, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

A Family Graveside Service will be held at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI with her brother Preacher Howard Kirby officiating. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Cora Grace was born in West Branch, MI on January 15, 1941, the daughter of Merlin Alvia and Pearl Arbutus (Serrels) Kirby.

Cora Grace spent her last 50 years serving God as a preacher and missionary seeking to win souls for Christ. She founded God's Mission Outreach in Maple Rapids over 30 years ago to help people in need all over the United States. She was passionate about her love for God and others.

Cora Grace is survived by her children: Darrell Goldman of Perrinton, Wendell (Ruth) Goldman of Ovid, Tamera (John) Johnson of Middleton, Theresa (Mike) Crandall of Bath, and William (Yollymar) Goldman of TX; 13 grandchildren: Tiffany (Jessie) Rodriguez, Shannon (Jason) Highichue, Jona (Jason) Crosariol, Brittany (Aaron Sells) Goldman, Justin (Hannah) Johnson, Stephanie Marie Johnson, Jonathon (Heather) Johnson, Cheressa (Mike) Crandall-McLeish, Alichia (Larry) Crandall, Robert Alleva-Crandall, Nathaniel Alleva-Crandall, Kenny (Jessica) Goldman, and Cierra Goldman; and 29 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by 3 siblings: Robert (Linda) Kirby, Sharon (Terry) Wagner, and Howard Kirby; and many nieces and nephews.  Cora Grace was preceded in death by her parents, son Barry Lynn Goldman, and brother John Kirby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to God's Mission Outreach (236 W. Clinton St. Ovid, MI 48866).  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit Cora Grace's obituary at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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