Irma Faye Goss


Irma Faye Goss of Edmond, Okla., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. She was born in Arcadia, Okla., on Jan. 22, 1927, to Frank and Iva Neff. She attended Arcadia and Edmond schools, but graduated high school in 1944 from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, Calif. During World War II she worked in a manufacturing plant toward the war effort building headphones for the Coast Guard. In 1945 she moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she lived 18 years before moving back to Oklahoma in 1963, where she worked at the Oklahoma Furniture Factory in Guthrie, Okla. During this time she met her soul mate, Leroy Goss, who she married in 1966. Except for a short three-year period in Sarasota, Fla., they made their home in Enid, Okla., where she was a homemaker and raised her family. Irma became a single mother when Leroy suddenly died in 1985. A new chapter opened in her life in 1986 when she became a nanny for the Bay and Debra Mitchell family and their three children: Elliot, Madeline and Adam. Irma dearly loved her new extended family and after six years of being with the Mitchells, moved back to Edmond in order to continue to be a part of their family.
Irma loved her family, her neighbors, her dogs, her Oklahoma State Cowboys and the OKC Thunder. In her spare time she liked to read and crochet blankets. Her blankets have graced and currently grace the beds of all her grandchildren as well as the children and grandchildren of her friends.
Irma was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; her parents; her brother, Coen; and her sisters, Nellie, Ruth and Jessie.
She is survived by her three sons: David Goss and wife, Lisa of Piedmont, Okla.; Brian Goss of Lebanon, Ill.; Michael Goss and wife, Lori of Allen, Texas; and her seven grandchildren: Erin, Andrew, Matthew, Emily, Ryleigh, Sydney and Griffin; as well as many other family members and friends.
There will be a public viewing for Irma 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly Ave., Edmond, OK.
A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, also at Matthews Funeral Home, with graveside service following immediately afterwards at Summit View Cemetery, 1808 N. Pine St., Guthrie, OK.
In lieu of flowers, Irma requested donations be made to the American Heart Association or Arthritis Foundation.
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Published on August 19, 2019
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