Marni Susan (Hancock) Gold, 53 of Springfield, passed away on January 22, 2023 after a very brief battle with a glioblastoma brain tumor.

Marni is a 1987 graduate of Clever High School and 1995 graduate of Missouri State University, Magna Cumme Laude with a degree in Elementary Education.  Marni taught school at Sparta, Pleasant Hope and Springfield Public School Districts, but her most cherished district was homeschooling her two boys for their entire educations. Jeff and Marni were united in marriage on August 19, 1989. 

Marni is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Scott Gold of Springfield, MO. Marni is survived by two sons, Maverick Glen Gold, his wife Tori-Anne (Carlson)  and granddaughter Nova Skye of Springfield, MO and by her son Mason Jeffrey Gold, his wife Erin (Gilmore) and granddaughter Cadence Sage of Ozark, MO. Marni was rarely apart from her Shitzsu, Buddy, and he misses her already.  Marni is survived by a cherished younger sister:  Rachel (Hancock) Powell and her husband Shawn of Republic, MO and two nephews: Hunter Storm Powell and his wife Abby Vaughan of Kansas City, MO and Jacob James Powell of Republic. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Greenlawn East, 3540 East Seminole St, Springfield, MO. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00 am also at Greenlawn East. 

Burial to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Clever, MO.  

The family would love to ask any family and friends in attendance Friday to come prepared to share a memory or story of Marni if you feel led to do so.  It would be so special.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to: Lost & Found Grief Center, 1555 S. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804 or would welcome food contributions delivered to Veranda Vistas Apartments, 3rd floor Community Room, 565 West Bryant St, Springfield, MO between the hours of noon and 2 pm on Friday, January 27, 2023 (Building is located to the north of Bryant and is blue & yellow and brown & tan, use main entrance).