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Barbara Gooden


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Barbara Gooden Obituary
Barbara Hoffman Gooden, 68, passed away September 25, 2017, at her home in Kenilworth, Illinois. Born April 6, 1949, in Milwaukee to Paul Hoffman and June Berglund Hoffman, Barbara was raised in the Detroit area. After graduating from Michigan State University, Barbara began her teaching career in the Chicago area, teaching high school home economics. Later in life, Barbara earned a master's degree and taught preschool in Winnetka. Barbara is survived by three children, Christopher (Sarah) Gooden, Jeffrey (Gina) Gooden, and Amy Gooden. She was an enthusiastic grandmother of two, Stella June and Graham Philip Gooden. In addition to her work with children, Barbara was an avid world traveler, crafter, volunteer, and cook. Above all she was generously devoted to her family and friends. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, October 1st at 2 pm at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Avenue in Kenilworth, Illinois. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 29, 2017
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