April 30, 2018
Ruth Louise Goff, 98, of Mount Pocono, went to her eternal home Monday, April 30, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Phillip Lafayette Goff, who passed away in 1990. Born in Caribou, Maine, on February 19, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie (Wiggins) Buzzell. Ruth studied at the Normal School of Presque Isle, Maineand taught in a one-room school house where she was also the custodian and principle. Later, Ruth worked at Loring Air Base where she met Phillip, the love of her life. They married in 1942. Ruth spent much of her working career as a realtor in Florida before moving to the Poconos 30 years ago. She was a devoted church member and before leaving Florida she was a board member at the Redland Community Church, where she served as treasurer. Her dedication to community service at the Mount Pocono Library and the Pocono Mountain Ecumenical Hunger Ministry consumed much of her love for others. She had many abilities, including using Quick Books to keep records for a small family business. Her family would always be able to check her activities via her Facebook postings. Ruth was an accomplished baker as her rum cake was very requested by everyone. She enjoyed her garden and was very accomplished at growing and caring for her orchids. In her spare time, she loved to knit as her blankets and hats were favorites. Ruth read two books a week and always ended the day with the Bible. As her sight failed she listened to everything. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Jane Morrison and her husband, Raymond of Tobyhanna; grandchildren: Brad IIowit and his wife; Erika, Brenda Digiovanni and her husband, Michael; Alice and her husband Ron; brothers-in-law, Wilbur Buzby, and Nevin Lau; step grandchildren: James and his significant other, Wendy; Gordon and his wife, Jodi; and Fauve and her husband, Evan; great-grandchildren: Donovan, Andra, Atomic, and Wiley; step great-grandchildren: Kaila, Ellie, Ruby, and Elieth; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving grandson, Michael A. Goff; sisters: Dorothy, Margaret, Elizabeth, Irene, and beloved brother, Colby. She is also survived by her son, Phillip Leonard Goff and his companion, Brenda of Indiana along with his children, Nathan, Phillip, Rachel, Sarah, Matthew, and Mark. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m.on Saturday, June 23 at the Mount Pocono United Methodist Church,12 Church Ave, Mount Pocono. Ruth loved the church and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church by visiting,mtpoconoumc.org/orto a church of your choice.
Ruth Louise Goff, 98, of Mount Pocono, went to her eternal home Monday, April 30, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Phillip Lafayette Goff, who passed away in 1990. Born in Caribou, Maine, on February 19, 1920,... View Obituary & Service Information
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