Nicole LeAnn (Goodman) Taylor, age 28, of Galena, passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center on May 26, 2017 following an illness.

Nicole was born in Claremore, Oklahoma on July 29, 1988 to the union of Gerald ‘Joe’ Harper, Jr. and Cynthia ‘Cynde’ Ann (Wilson) Goodman. She attended school in Picher, Oklahoma from 3rd grade on, and graduated from Picher High School with the second to last class of Picher Gorillas. She worked as a Customer Service Rep with EGS and NCO until 2016.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gerald Harper Goodman, Sr.

Survivors include her parents, Joe and Cynde; three brothers, Jesse Rion (wife, Jackie) of the State of Texas, Jeffrey Rion (wife, Sara) of Russellville, Ark., and Gerald ‘Cody’ Harper Goodman III (wife, Chelsea Oliver) of Galena; her grandmother, Florence Goodman; her grandparents, Betty and Floyd Wilson; as well as numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Nicole has been entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home for cremation. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at