Becky Goodhart Motzkus, 62, of Hannibal, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus.

Becky Goodhart Motzkus, 62, of Hannibal, passed away at 10:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Randy Drish will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Becky’s Life Celebration at a visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Becky was born May 4, 1955, in Hannibal to Roy H. and Clarita L. Turney Goodhart.

She was previously married to Jim Ancell. He survives. She later married Kin Motzkus on Dec. 12, 2003. He preceded her in death Feb. 11, 2009.  

Survivors include her mother, Clarita Goodhart of Hannibal; three children, Jennifer Ancell Ruhl (Brad) of Perry, Eric Ancell (Nichole) of Hannibal and Matt Ancell (Bridgette) of Camdenton; Becky’s companion of 12 years, Waide Lewis, and his two sons, Jeff Lewis and Chris Lewis; two stepchildren, Kyle Motzkus (Amanda) and Troy Motzkus; two brothers, Roy H. "Sparky" Goodhart (Sue) and Russ Goodhart (Angi).

Becky is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Hannah Conley (William Martin), Caleb Ruhl, Kristin Ruhl, Nick Ruhl, Issak Ancell, Mason Ancell, Charlie Ancell and Sawyer Ancell, Leighton McKinnish, Layla Martin, Rory Motzkus and Molly Motzkus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Becky was preceded in death by her father; and her grandparents, Hullbert and Opal Turney.

Becky was an amazing realtor and broker helping thousands of families find the homes of their dreams over a career span of 35 years. Becky began her career at Goodhart Realty and was later affiliated with Prestige Realty for over 20 years and finally most recently was associated with Ravenscraft Realty.

Away from work Becky cherished time with her family and friends most. Becky loved to play "spoons" with her family and the games, while friendly, were always competitive. She was active several times through the week playing volleyball or participating in a Zumba class. A jokester and prankster, Becky loved to be around people and entertain. She was talented in the kitchen, preparing many delicious treats over the years; her specialties included fried tacos, snicker doodle cookies and homemade noodles. 

Traveling was another pleasure Becky enjoyed. She loved the mountains and liked trips to the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite National Park. She also enjoyed visiting Branson to see it decorated for the Christmas season. Becky was fond of outdoor activities like rock climbing and hiking, especially Missouri’s Katy Trail.

Central to Becky’s life however was her family, and she simply enjoyed having them around and spending time together with them.

Becky was raised in and attended the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal growing up.  Most recently Becky was attending The Crossing in Hannibal.

Pallbearers will be Mark Bradley, Jeff Frame, Joe Blessing, Jeff Lyng, John Ravenscraft and Joel Booth.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannibal YMCA Volleyball Programs or The Crossing Youth Camp.

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