Ruth A. Goist
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84, passed away surrounded by her family, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Amherst Meadows following an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 21, 1928 in Youngstown to the late James Charles and Hazel (Stickel) Riley. She graduated from Ursuline High School and had worked at Coen Furniture, then worked as a secretary at the Grief Board, retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frederick O. Goist; three children, Karen (Keith) Thomas of Navarre, Deborah (Rob) Floyd of Bennett, Colo., James Goist of Navarre; two sisters, Emma Jane (Bill) Terlecki, Dorothy Ann Viceral and Robert (Phyllis) Riley; four grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, Hayley and Matthew Goist. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Clark.
Friends may gather from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the St. Barbara's Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Fr. Thomas Cebula, celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Roads Hospice & St. Barbara's Catholic Church. Messages of condolence and support may be sent to the family at www.paquelet.com
Paquelet Funeral Home
Published in The Repository on Feb. 16, 2013