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Charles B. "Doc" Goheen

Jerseyville | Friday, July 8 2011

Charles B. "Doc" Goheen, 94, died at 2:55 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.
Doc was born in Greene County on Aug. 22, 1916, one of seven children born to the late Charles & Alice B. (Ashford) Goheen.
Doc was a man of solid conviction, and solid devotion.  He was a man who cherished life, and enjoyed making life more enjoyable for those around him.  He was quiet by nature, but his family was the center of his universe, and they were blessed with his love.
A resident of Dow for many years, he and his wife "Att" raised their children there, and he remained there for 12 years after her death, only recently moving to Jerseyville in 2009 and staying with his daughter Charlene until his health necessitated his move to the nursing home.
His work career spanned over 50 years at Alton Box Board, where he retired as their maintenance engineer.  He was a lifetime member of the Alton Papeworks Union, AFL-CIO, and was a past board member of the Alton Box Board Credit Union.
Doc married the former Athalene "Att" McGiffen on June 15, 1935 in Alton, and together they spent 62 years together before her death on Nov. 17, 1997.
Surviving are two daughters & a son in law,  Kay & Bill Stasssi of Batchtown, and Charlene Morgan of Jerseyville; a son in law, James Halford of Godfrey; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a brother, Ernest "Snooks" Goheen of Godfrey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, his beloved daughter, Dorothy "Tiny" Halford; a son in law, Dr. George Morgan; a granddaughter, Stacy Kaylene Oberlander; a great grandson, Brandon Littleton; two sisters and three brothers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m., Monday until time of funeral services at 11:30 a.m., at the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville, where Rev. Larry Hayes will officiate.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God in Jerseyville


Obit Provided By:
Crawford Funeral Home

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