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Shirley A. Goff, 82, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City.
Born May 23, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Judson Mote and Violet Bessie (Hanson) Foltz.
She had lived her entire life in the Allen County and Whitley County area. She graduated Columbia City High School with the Class of 1949.
On Oct. 3, 1976, she married Stanley C. Goff in Columbia City. She had worked at Essex Wire & Cable in Columbia City and Vera Bradley in Fort Wayne for a short time. She also was a housewife and homemaker.
She attended church at the First Assembly of God.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 37 years; daughters, Cheryl A. (Don) Bolding of Brunswick, Ga. and Julie E. (Jim) Argerbright of Pierceton; son, Gary M. (Donna) Holbrook of Macy; stepsons, Paul C. (Paula) Goff of Roanoke and Randy S. (Tina) Goff of Hudson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; stepsisters, Lois Tuttle and Iris Chopak; and stepbrother, Art Foltz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Greg Goff; and a stepbrother, Richard Foltz.
Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Frank Sitcler officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
Memorials may be given in Mrs. Goffâ€™s memory to Heartland Hospice Care. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.