Mary Catherine “Kate” Goff

Mary Catherine “Kate” Goff, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August, 20, 2014, at her Auburn residence, in the same room that she was born.

Born on May 2, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Alvin “Fields” and Pearl (Hoff) Tharp Sr. She was the bride of the late Earl Goff and they had celebrated 54 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2001.

Mary was a Christian by faith and a life-long wife, mother, and homemaker for her loving family. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. She hosted the weekly Sunday family lunch, annual Goff reunion and amazing holiday events in her home as long as she was able.

She was active in the South Fork Grange at Berea, 4H sewing leader and was the Folk Festival Ritchie County Belle in 2002.

She loved traveling with the senior citizens and was the caregiver of many elderly family members.

Mary was a proud graduate of Harrisville High School with the class of 1936 and a 50 plus year member of the Auburn Baptist Church.

She is survived by her seven children, Diana Riddle of Clarksburg, W.Va.; Anita Bonnett (Eddie) of Shelbyville, Ky.; Gene Goff (Jill) of Auburn, W.Va.; Dwight Goff (April) of Elizabeth, W.Va.; Pam Crouch (David) of Auburn, W.Va.; Allen Goff (Teresa) of Sardis Community in Harrison County; Jeff Goff (Sheri) of Glenville, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann Smith of Uniontown, Pa.; brother, Junior Tharp of Massillon, Ohio; sister in law, Willa Mae Brown of Huntington, W.Va., along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen and son in law, Charles Riddle.

Funeral services will be 11a.m., Monday, August 25, 2014, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with her son, Pastor Dwight Goff officiating. Burial will follow in the HazelGreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014, and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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