Lawrence A. Goss 03-1990 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
The funeral Mass of Resurrection for Lawrence A. Goss, 82, was set at 2 PM Tuesday at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. Dave Imming officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.
He was born October 27, 1907, on a farm in Oklahoma across the state line from Waldron, Kansas, to Leo D. And Rose Evelena Ash Goss. He died March 18, 1990, at Alfalfa County Hospital.
He grew up on the Goss ranch a mile east of the present Great Salt Plains Lake. In 1925, he moved with his parents to Cherokee where he attended high school. In 1936, he married R. Catherine Davis.
He was employed for 24 years in seismographic work, moving back in 1959 to Cherokee where he farmed with his brother Louis.
He was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a brother, Clair of Perry; a sister, Audine Allen of San Marcos, California, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother.
Memorials may be made to the hospital through the funeral home.
R. Catherine Goss 08-1990 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Funeral mass for R.. Catherine Goss, 78, who died August 31, 1990, at Alfalfa County Hospital after an extended illness, was at 2 PM Saturday at St. Cornelius Catholic Church. The Rev. Dave Imming was celebrant. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Goodwin Funeral Home.
She was born March 11, 1912, in Cherokee to Walter Scott and Mary Emeline David. She graduated from Cherokee High School and entered nurses training at the Masonic Hospital. She received her registered nurse's certificate in July 1932 and served as surgical supervisor trainer at the school for four years.
On August 8, 1936, she married Lawrence Ash Goss. They lived in 12 states and moved 86 times. In each place she worked as a nurse, including King's Daughters Hospital in Greensville, Mississippi, and was superintendent at Malta Hospital in Malta, Montana.
They moved back to Cherokee in 1959, and she worked at the Masonic Hospital. She also worked for C.L. Benson Clinic for 26 years, retiring due to ill health.
She was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 18, 1990, one brother, one sister and two nephews.
Memorials may be made to Alfalfa County Hospital through the funeral home.
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