Marian Louise Goff, born Nov. 5, 1923 in Bullitt County, daughter of Virgil Tandy Goff of Hodgenville and Nettie Mae Stark of Bullitt County, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
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She married William James Goff of Indianapolis, Indiana, in November 1951. After graduating from Rineyville High School in Hardin County, she worked for the Hardin County Board of Health. During the war, she volunteered with the USO at Fort Knox. In 1950, she graduated from Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and pursued a 40-plus-year career as an RN, many of those years as the health nurse for the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing and Highland Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She also was active in Girl Scouts for many years as a neighborhood chairwoman. She was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, where she was active in her Sunday school class and the WOM, making many baby quilts for missions.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, William James Goff; her parents,Virgil Tandy Goff and Nettie Mae Stark; two sisters, Juanita LeBourdais and Genevieve Hamilton; and a granddaughter, Rebecka Walker.
She is survived by her children, Kathy M. Goff, William Barry Goff and Phillip C. Goff (Lisa); a brother, Ray Goff (Anna Catherine) of White Mills; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A service of celebration of Marian Louise Goff's life is at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, at Manakee Funeral Home, 2098 Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown, with internment at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy made be made to the Crescent Hill Baptist Church Memorial Fund or the KBH School of Nursing Scholarship Fund at Baptist East Foundation, 4000 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207.
Manakee Funeral Home
2098 Leitchfield Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 6, 2014