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Caparnie "Kay" Goosby

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Caparnie "Kay" Goosby Obituary
Goosby, Caparnie "Kay" (Jones) Age 77, made her peaceful transition on December 9, 2014 after a short illness. She was born March 27, 1937 to Eddie and Equiller Jones who both preceded her in death. Kay was the oldest of five children. She accepted Christ at an early age at Van Buren Baptist Church. Kay attended and graduated with honors from Gary Roosevelt High School. Kay attended Purdue University Calumet. She married Donald Goosby in 1956 and to this union two children were born. Throughout her life, Kay worked various positions with Bare Brand Hosiery, Garnett Elementary School, Attorney Fred Work, and Trump Casino. Kay was proud to serve as Union Steward at Lever Brothers. Inc from where she retired in 1994. Kay's devotion to her family and friends was amazing; her unconditional love was heartfelt. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; loving and nurturing. This love was not only applied to her own children, but the children of her friends and neighbors. Kay was an expert seamstress and helped or assisted many people with her gift. Among her many talents, she was an avid bowler, holding numerous leadership roles and positions in various leagues, such as president, secretary and treasurer in the Friday Night Mix, and the Dunes Senior League. She served as Little League president, Boys Scouts of America troop leader, and a faithful member of the Roosevelt Alumni Class of 1955, serving as the presiding alumni class president until her death. With her loving and giving spirit, she often helped many in need and if you needed her she was there. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Equiller Jones; brother, Eddie Roy Jones; sister, Rosalind Sellers. She leaves to cherish her memory; a devoted daughter, Sheila Walker of Merrillville, Indiana; a loving son, Darryl Goosby of Atlanta, Georgia; grandchildren, Courtney (Willie) Washington of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kara Walker of Merrillville, Kamryn (Ciara) Goosby, San Diego, CA and Joshua Goosby, Doraville, Georgia; two great-grandsons who she adored, Jabriel and Aiden; brother, Charles "Pal" Jones; sister, Mary Louise (Frank) Bedford of Gary, Indiana; five great-uncles and two great-aunts; a host of other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and many special friends. Wake Services will be held at Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 W. Eleventh Avenue, Gary, Indiana on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family hour from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Lovefeast Church of God in Christ, 2456 Chase Street, Gary, Indiana on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Officiating, Pastor Clarence L. Harris, Sr. Internment, Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Indiana. Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc., in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 17, 2014
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