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Juanita Covey11/4/2000
Funeral services for Juanita Winona Goff, 87, of Knoxville, who died on Saturday,
November 4, 2000, at her home, were held on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at Evans-McCleery
Funeral Home in Knoxville.

Rev. Steve Bagby officiated at the services. Music was
provided by Gina Beal, organist and JoEsther Bryson, Annette Rumley and Joyce Rumley,
soloists. Interment was at Lincoln Cemetery in Marion County.

Casket bearers were
Mike and Mark Goff, Kevin and Chris Houser, and Jason and Jacob Reed. Honorary casket
bearers were Reuben and Gary Corner, Nick Woolsey, Jed Reed and Jimmy Goff. Honorary
casket bearers in heaven were Jamie Rankin and Bryan Goff.

Juanita was born on August
14, 1913, in Marion County, the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle Fee Covey. She graduated
from Knoxville High School in 1930 and received her Certificate of Teaching from
William Penn College in Oskaloosa. She taught for four years in country schools
in Marion County.

She married Jim Orville Goff on May 2, 1936 in Newton. They lived their entire married lives
in Marion County. In addition to being a mother and homemaker, she was involved
with her husband in the farming business for 45 years. She enjoyed babysitting her
many grandchildren, quilting, sewing and gardening. She was a member of Zion Methodist
Church in Pershing, the Liberty Garden Club and Knoxville Retired Teachers.

Juanita
was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four sisters; two brothers; three
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law,
Marion and Gaye, and Richard and Karen, all of Knoxville; five daughters and two
sons-in-law, Susan and Richard Rowland, Linda Goff and Joyce Goff, all of Knoxville,
Jane Rankin of Monroe, and Martha and John Reed of Melcher-Dallas; 22 grandchildren;
and 30 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marion County Friends of 4-H.
Arrangements were made by Evans-McCleery Funeral Home.