Florence J. Gofton
1930 - 2021
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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.

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Published in Oscoda Press from Apr. 28 to May 11, 2021.
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May 7, 2021
We were incredibly saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom and ours (Shirley Hughes), went back to the early Dow days and then your mom was in my parents wedding. Our parents were all up in Tawas together before returning to the Midland area, and it was your mom who encouraged my mom to move into Riverside. It was fun to watch the energy your mom had, always ready with a smile and laugh, she was truly loved by so many. Such an inspiring lady. Our thoughts are with you all.
Karen (Hughes) Kinsey
May 5, 2021
I am so sorry for your great loss and I hope the loving family memories and prayers help you through this time.
Steve Longstreth
Acquaintance
May 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a sweet lady and I know she will be greatly missed. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
Dave and Penny Demski
Friend
April 29, 2021
Dear JoAnn and Peggy. I'm absolutely crushed by your moms passing. I have seen her several times in the past few years and I've had wonderful talks with her. She is a spectacular beautiful lady and I love her very much. Peace and strength to you and your families. Love and prayers I send to you.
Ravon Boyle
Friend
April 29, 2021
I met Flo at Riverside, with her husband. What a couple with Bob limitation that didn't stop him from weeding the flower beds at Riverside..
After we lost Bob, it was no time before Flo was involved in everything. she always had a smile, and a lets get this done attitude. She was always trying to improved things. She was a super fun and great lady
We will you miss you Flo
JENNY WALE
April 28, 2021
Sorry on the passing of your mom. She was always a great joy to be around and I have many wonderful memories from Job's Daughters because of her.
Denise (Baker) Ciaravino
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