George Edmond Goff Sr.

Funeral services with military honors for George Edmond Goff Sr., 87, Lawrence, KS, will be 11 am, Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

He died March 2, 2019, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab, Baldwin City, KS.

George was born March 10, 1931, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Roy L. and Faye Orlena Petefish Goff. He helped farm while in grade school, he worked part time at A&P Grocery Store during high school. After graduating in 1948 from Liberty Memorial High School he worked for Bigsy-Banning Ford Tract- or and Implement Co. Then he received a football scholarship at Iola Jr. College in Iola, KS. Later he received a football scholarship from McPherson College in McPherson, KS.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in October 10, 1951 and was honorably discharged in September 1955.

George married Frances Elizabeth Lynn on December 11, 1956. They were married for 53 years until she preceded him in death in September 2008. While they were married he got a job at Lawrence Sanitary Milk and Cream Co for seven years. Later he worked for FMC Corp in North Lawrence, as a relief operator then became a supervisor until he retired after 33 years. He was a life long member of the Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 of the American Legion, Lawrence.

Survivors include his children, George Edmond Goff Jr. (Barb),Baldwin City, Vicki Goff-Miller (John), Lawrence; grand children Melissa Eaden, J.J. Miller, April Miller, Jaimie Walters, Jennifer Goff.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, sisters Bernice Kennedy, Lois Goff and Bertha Sulzen, two brothers Roy Goff and John Goff,a grandson Douglas Eaden.

A visitation will take place from 6-7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Special Olympics, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Michelle Williams...

Vicki and family, my heart aches for you with the loss of your father. I know how you must feel and hope you find peace in remembering all the good times you had with him as I have. You are in my thoughts.

From Mary Demeritt Gordon...

As a child, my most vivid memory of going to the Goff home was seeing the Gold Star Flag hanging in the front window. My mother told me what it meant. I can still picture that in my mind. The Goff boys all served their country–with Roy, Jr. giving the ultimate sacrifice. What a beautiful service it was this morning for George. He was loved by many and will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy goes to you–his family.

From Fred and Lois Mersmann...

George and Barb, Vicki and John and family,
We are sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace.

From Julie Summers...

Words just can’t express our sorrow. Many prayers for you and all of your family. May God bless you all.

From Brenda Roberts...

George and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you. Love and Prayers Brenda and Kenny

From Rod and Sharl Spillman...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. George was an amazing man. Rod and I send love, hugs and prayers to the entire family.
Much love Rod and Sharl Spillman

From Nancy and Robin Donahey...

Vicki and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories of George help comfort you.

From Carol Brown...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father

From Tracy Harmon...

We will miss George so much here at Arbor Court. He was loved by everyone. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

From Roger, Mary and Jacob Bowman...

Our deepest sympathy, George was a kind, thoughtful, witty man, we are Blessed to have known him. You all are in our Thoughts And Prayers.

From Marge Waller...

May the lord be with you all and your families , George was a great man, we were lucky to have known him, you will be in my prayers.
The Wallers

From The Morgison’s...

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.

From Mary Jane Church...

So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the family.

From Annie House...

My thought & prayers go out to the whole family in your tome of sorrow. Keep all those wonderful memories close to your heart. What a wonderful man, he will be missed.

From Kendra Jones...

So sorry to hear about your dad. George was a great man. Very Thankful that I got to know him. He always had a smile and a love for life. My prayers and thoughts are with you friend. Love Kendra.

From Odessa Hardy...

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace.

From Dawn Carter...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

From Douglass Stull...

Saddened to learn of your loss. George was one of our team’s favorites. He always brought a smile to myself and our office. It was a privilege to be one of his physicians. Peace to all of you.

From Becky Hilt...

My heart shares in your sorrow. Wishing your family peace as you walk through this time.

From Carol Wilcox...

Vicki, and family , Just want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am thinking of you at this time.
My sympathy to you all.

From Jessica Hadl...

So sorry for your families loss. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Hang on to those memories together.

From Gene Bucia...

Sending love and prayers for all of you. ❤🙏

From Joyce Cromwell...

So very sorry! He was a great guy! Thoughts and prayers to all!

From Jeanne Marie Waisner...

Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news of your father’s passing. George was so wonderful and giving to all of our family and will forever hold a very special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Remembering a truly wonderful man – his loss is felt deeply.

From Glenda Kelly...

My condolences and deepest sympathies to the family.

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