Nan J. Goheen
1946 - 2021
Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home - East Louisville
12900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY
Nan J. Goheen

Prospect - Nan J. Goheen, age 74, of Prospect, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2022, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Nan was preceded in death by her husband, George, her mother, Virginia, and her father, Francis.

She is survived by her daughter Robyn, son-in-law Robert, and grandchildren Ella and Violet.

Nan was born on July 11, 1946, in Paducah, Kentucky. She graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School. Following high school, she attended Tulane University where she studied psychology and graduated with Honors. Nan continued her studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and New Mexico Highland University where she obtained her master's in clinical psychology. She loved her chosen career of psychology and dedicated her life to helping others in private practice. In addition, in 1996, Nan obtained a master's in fine arts in creative writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and writing became her second passion. Above all, Nan was a loving mother to her only child and devoted grandmother to her two granddaughters. She loved to laugh, dance and be outside. She was passionate about politics and the environment. She never gave up on herself or those she cared about.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 5th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the picnic pavilion behind the nature center at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve located at 12501 Harmony Landing Road, Goshen, KY 40026.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association( or the American Civil Liberties Union (

Published by Courier-Journal from May 28 to May 30, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
12501 Harmony Landing Road, Goshen, KY
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I extend my deepest sympathy to Nan's family, knowing you will greatly miss Nan. I thank God for the privilege of knowing her (through her school days in Paducah). She touched so many lives and will be fondly remembered. Praying cherished memories will linger for her family and friends for many years to come and that time will heal the pain of loss.
LaVira (Mitchell) Anderson
June 2, 2021
I miss her. She will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cynthia Pfanstiel
May 30, 2021
Class of '64 member. Nan was such a sweet, sweet person. I think everyone loved her. She was beautiful inside and out. Nan will be missed by so many. My condolences and prayers for her family.
Gayle Johnson Moore
May 30, 2021
Your mom and I were the first parent members of the ochs site based council. Her heart was always directed the right way. She was a nice lady. I know you miss her
Bill landes
May 30, 2021
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