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Dorothy Goswick Gouge, 84, formerly of Racine, Mo., entered into rest on December 26, 2017.
She was born March 9, 1933, in Spurgeon, Mo., to William Guy and Etta Mae (Bartelmei) Tyler. A lifelong area resident, Dorothy was co-owner of the Leroy Goswick Lime Company and co-founder of the Joplin Chapter of Sweet Adelines.
Dorothy married E. Leroy Goswick in Neosho, Mo., on November 27, 1948; he passed away on January 17, 2001.
She then married Dick Gouge on September 20, 2003; he passed February 5, 2004.
Surviving Dorothy are three children, Richard L. Goswick and wife, Lonnis, of Tulsa, Okla., Randolph J. Goswick and husband, Stan Tubbs, Jr., of Houston, Texas, and Tania R. Roach and husband, Rick, of Fairland, Okla.; three brothers, Gale Tyler, of Joplin, Mo., Ken Tyler, of Neosho, and Floyd Tyler, of Corona, Calif.; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands, two children, one brother, and five sisters.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, at Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Neosho, with Rev. Johnny Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow at Burkhart Cemetery, Racine. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 29.
Contributions in Dorothy's honor may be made to Burkhart Cemetery Perpetual Fund, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO, 64850.
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Published on December 29, 2017
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