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Dorothy M. Goran

d. August 7, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia 63382.
Officiating will be: Pastor Gary Robinett.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Greg Luetje, Alex McLain, Cory Horton, Darrel Hobbs, William Nelson and Kevin Williams.

Dorothy Mae (Hobbs) Goran passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Parkside Meadows in St. Charles, Missouri. Dorothy had grown up in the rural Middletown area and attended country schools there. After school, she began working at the Brown Shoe Factory in Vandalia. When the shoe factory closed, she began working for the Bobby Brooks garment factory until she moved to St. Charles in 1967 with her husband and family. Dorothy worked in St. Charles at the Emmaus Home until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of the Highland View Baptist Church where she had been active in the W. M. U. organization. Dorothy also enjoyed reading, quilting, crochet, embroidery, gardening and fishing.

Born: June 5, 1917 in Watts Valley, California the daughter of James and Martha Luvica (Trower) Hobbs.

Married: Virgil Stanley Goran on November 12, 1939 in St. Charles; he preceded her in death on March 7, 1978.

Survivors include: two daughters, Virginia M. and husband, Donald Luetje of Kirkwood, Missouri; Rebecca A. and husband, Steven Cook of St. Charles, Missouri; four grandchildren: Greg Luetje of Bryant Pond, Maine; Linda Luetje-Nelson of St. Clair, Missouri; Alex McLain of St. Charles; Sarah Davidson of Hermann, Missouri; six great-grandchildren: Cory Horton, Amanda Davidson, Emma McLain, Sophia McLain, Elizabeth McLain and Eli Luetje-Nelson; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: husband, Virgil; one daughter, Beverly F. Garrett; one brother, James Orville Hobbs; two sisters: Sibyl Jackson and Myrtle Nadine Hobbs.

Memorials are encouraged to the Highland View Baptist Church or to the Parkside Foundation.

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