Irene E. Goen


Irene E. Goen, 88, of Medora passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born April 10, 1927, in Medora, she was the daughter of Charles and Ida Mae Arthur Edwards, both of whom preceded her in death. On Nov. 15, 1946, she married Cletus Albert Goen, who preceded her in death Oct. 21, 2002.

Irene was a factory worker. She worked at the Morgan canning factory in Brownstown, shoe factories in Medora, Brownstown and Seymour, the shirt factory in Seymour and the plastics factory in Medora. She also did demonstrations at Walmart in Seymour and Bedford.

She was a member of Wrays Christian Church, Clearspring Baptist Church and Brownstown Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen A. (Jane) Goen of Medora and Richard D. (Goldie) Goen of Norman; five grandchildren, Michael (Sherry) Johnson, Stephen A. “Shon” Goen, Karen (Brian Dodd) Brown, Jonathon (Patricia) Goen and Jason (Rebekah) Goen; 15 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Michael, Morgan, Zachery, Braden, Andrew, Evelynn, Gabriel, Cora, Isaiah, Lauren, Kaylee, Jamison and Quinton; and two great-great-grandchildren, Madison and Ellena.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Martin Douglas Goen; three brothers, Clyde Edwards, Harry Edwards and Glenn Edwards; and three sisters, Hazel Charles, Mayme Harris and Kathleen Roberts.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Spurgeon Funeral Home Inc. in Brownstown with Pastor David Sawyers officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Memorials may be given to the family.

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