Rolene Goodno


January 4, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Rolene Louise Goodno (Regan), age 67, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at KU Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1951 in Fort Scott, daughter of Clyde and Marie Goodno and sister of Fred Goodno. She graduated from Uniontown High School in 1969.

Rolene grew up on a farm northwest of Uniontown, and farm-life was integral to who she was. She met and married David Regan, and they raised their sons on the same farm that her and Fred grew up on. She loved gardening, hunting morel mushrooms, riding horses, fishing, sewing, cooking, and later being “Mimi” to her five grandkids. 

Most of Rolene’s professional life revolved around her nursing career. Starting in her mid-20s, she began working in healthcare, then after putting her career on hold to raise her sons through childhood, she graduated from Fort Scott Community College Nursing School in 1995. She worked at Allen County Hospital in Iola from 1995 to 2010.  

Survivors include her brother Fred and Fred’s companion Martha of LaHarpe; three sons, Josh Regan and wife, Nikki, Fort Scott, Andrew Regan of Salina, and Caleb Regan and wife Gwen, Lawrence; five grandchildren, Elliana, Myla, David, Jack and Sawyer Regan. She was preceded in death by her parents and companion Glen Driskel.

There was cremation. Fr. Robert Wachter will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guest book at

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