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Cynthia Gooch

Gooch, Cynthia (Stetson)

Cynthia (Stetson) Gooch, 80, Wooster, passed away February 8, at West View Healthy Living.

She was born August 15, 1932, in Canandaigua, New York, the daughter of Paul and Lois (Raymond) Stetson and grew up in Rochester, New York.

Cinny was a 1954 graduate of The College of Wooster where she met her husband, Ross H. Gooch whom she married on June 26, 1954. She was a social worker, a teacher, a bookkeeper and retired from the Edward Jones office in Ashland, Ohio as the branch office administrator. She was the first branch office administrator to be given a limited partnership by Edward Jones. She was a member of AAUW and a past board member of the New Covenant Funds of the Presbyterian Foundation. She was very active in the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church as an elder and serving on a variety of committees. She was also active in the Muskingum Valley Presbytery.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kirk R. Stetson.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Paul Gooch of Port Washington, Wis.; Ruth Goode of Madison Heights, Mich.; Lois (Greg) Marler of Naples, Fla.; and Mark (Cheryl) Gooch of Wooster; grandchildren Meghan Gooch, Emily Osborne, Leah Goode, Brian and Justin Marler, and Peter and Jacob Gooch; great-grandchildren, Aiden Lema, Stella Mae Waites, and Lillyan Nielsen

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 353 E. Pine Street, Wooster 44691. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of the service at the Church.

The family would like to express thanks to the staffs of West View Healthy Living and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Buckhorn Children's Home, 116 Buckhorn Ln., Buckhorn, KY 41721.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 12, 2013
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