William Goff

Funeral service for William L.E. “Bill” Goff, 86, Eudora will be held at 1:30 Wednesday, April, 20, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.  Burial with Military Honors will follow at Eudora Cemetery.  Mr. Goff died April 17, 2011 at Medicalodges Eudora. 

He was born on February 6, 1925 in Batesville, Arkansas the son of Jennings and Tiney (Rosenbaum) Goff.

Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII.  As a Gunner, and later as Body Guard for a General.  He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. 

He married Helen W. Staggs on June 24, 1945 in Batesville, Arkansas.  She survives of the home.

They moved to Eudora in 1951 from Arkansas.  He was then employed at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in the Water Supply Department. And later as a supervisor in the Power House at the  E.I. DuPont Company,  Tecumseh cellophane plant.  He retired in 1984.

Bill was a member of the American Water Works Association, and the City of Eudora Board of Appeals.  He was also a 50 year member of the Eudora Lions Club.

Other survivors include his wife; two sons, Donnie “Don” Goff, Rural Perry, KS, Bradley “Brad” Goff, Eudora, KS; one sister, Rosa Lee Leonard, Little Rock, Arkansas; one brother, Charles D. Goff, Batesville, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

The family will greet friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Eudora Lions Club, and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Jay Ravins on April 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Bill, I will always remember you as the kind gentle-hearted neighbor that you were. I never heard a harsh word out of your mouth and admired the calm grace you carried yourself with. Truly a man of character. Many good times were shared when the Goff’s, Yother’s, and Ravins’ got together at the lake! Rest in peace kind soul.

    Jay Ravins & Family – Tampa, FL

  2. Alyson JC Wingert on April 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    With sincere sympathy for your loss.
    Alyson JC Wingert.
    Douglas County Hospice Volunteer.

  3. Garry Wright on April 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    As a 27 yr. employee of DuPont, I knew Bill very well. I ordered the raw materials he needed to run the power plant. Together, we audited the monthly utility bills from KPL. His personal integrity was unquestioned.
    Garry Wright

  4. Elva Kindred on April 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Ones, You are in my thoughts and prayers. My memories of Bill go back many years of a kind, thoughtful & dear friend; a real privilege to know & love him. Sorry I can’t be with you as I’m in Kimberly, ID. God bless. Elva Ruth Kindred.

  5. Violet Huseby on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Helen, Don, Brad- Bill’s bright smile and the twinkle in his eyes always let me know he was genuinely glad to see you when you ran into him some where.
    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Dick Kieffer on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Bill and I were very good friends at DuPont. He was always very sincere in his work and with acquaintances. May he rest in eternal peace.

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