Florence J. Gofton (Flo), age 90, of Midland, passed away Monday morning, April 26, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland.
The daughter of the late John and Florence (Hazelett) McCreight was born in Arnold, Pa. on Aug. 22, 1930. Flo moved to Midland in 1943 and was a 1948 graduate of Midland High School. She had been employed with Dow Chemical Company until retiring in 1990 after 27 years of service.
Flo was a member of First United Methodist Church, Midland, former member of Tawas United Methodist Church, Methodist Women, American Business Women Association, Order of Amaranth, Bay City Order of the Eastern Star No. 217, Tawas Order of the Eastern Star No. 71, former past guardian of International Order of Job's Daughters and a 4-H leader.
On Dec. 30, 1950 in Midland, Flo married Bob Gofton and after 64 years of marriage he died on June 13, 2015.
After retirement, Flo and Bob moved to the Tawas area and returned to Riverside Place in Midland in 2014. She was active in social activities during her residence at Riverside; being on several committees and creating the group of "Dancing with the Stars" followers.
Flo loved making and being friends, which she had many. She held a special place in her heart for family; children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all her nieces and nephews both in Michigan and out of state. Her love for family and friends was never ending and she certainly will be remembered by all she came in contact with.
Surviving Flo are her children, Jim (Deb) Gofton of Midland, JoAnn (Toby) Varner of Hope, and Peggy (Jeff) Nelson of Harlen, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Flo was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Gofton; and brothers, John and Ralph McCreight.
Funeral services for Flo will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jung Eun Yum officiating. Family will receive guests at Wilson Miller Funeral Home, 4210 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church or Multiple Sclerosis (Peggy's Pirates). Personal messages of condolence maybe offered to the family at www.wilson-miller.com.