Norma Lee Goheen, 84, of Jerseyville, died at 8:55 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Nov. 29, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Clyde H. & Sophie E. (Reuss) Slaten.Norma married the love of her life, Ernest "Snooks" Goheen on May 8, 1948 in Jerseyville, and together they have been blessed and have cherished their 68 years together.Although they never had biological children, Norma & Snooks were blessed with family that became their children, showering them with love and care as if they were their own. They were enriched with the love they shared with Candy & Denny Tepen, Sandy & Denny Bohannon all of Jerseyville; Michele "Mick" & Denny Blackorby of Dow, and Robert & Sherrey Dabbs of Grafton; along with their nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.She is also survived by two brothers and a sister in law, Robert Slaten of Dow, and Leland "Pete" and Carol Slaten of Brighton; a sister, Betty Smith of San Diego, Ca.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special "son", Randy Hill; and three sisters, Doris DeMaestri, Shirley McEvoy and Ruth Slaten.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.The family would like to give out a special thank you to her caregivers, Tina and Joyce, who filled Norma's days with love and compassion.
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