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Barbara Ann Goff

Gull Lake

Barbara Ann Goff, 86, of Gull Lake was called back to heaven January 7, 2015.

She was born October 17, 1928 in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of Clifford and Ila (Carson) Bower.  She moved to Battle Creek as a young adult with her husband, Dr. W. Howard Goff, where they raised four children.

Barbara was a beautiful woman inside and out.  She loved living at her beloved Gull Lake home.  Her natural athletic ability allowed her to enjoy several sports particularly golf and bowling.  The Battle Creek community was blessed with an active volunteer who worked at the Calhoun County Cancer Registry, was an auxiliary member at the hospital, a Girl Scout leader, chair of multiple fundraisers, the and a regular school volunteer.

She is survived by her children; Leslie Oppat of Beaverton, Oregon; David (Patty) Goff of Bellevue;  Julia A. (Bill) Van Domelen of  Florida; grandchildren, Jason, David and Kelsey Oppat, Brian and Zachary Goff, Lauren Hockett, extended Van Domelen family, dear nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 50 years, Dr. W. Howard Goff, daughter Denise A. Goff, sister Phyllis Jean (Jeanie) Taylor, brothers Clifford C. (Clayton) Bower Jr. and J. William (Bill) Bower.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Shaw Funeral Home.  A celebration of Barbara's life will take place 11:30 A.M. Friday, January 16, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Dyke officiating.

Interment, Memorial Park Cemetery.

Family suggests a donation to the , , or .

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek.



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2015
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