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Alta Goff

February 12, 1918 — November 3, 2016

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The blessed, full life of Alta Mae Goff ended at 6:45 AM on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Houston Methodist Hospital.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 11, 2016 at Wadley's Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow at Jerusalem Cemetery in Cole, Oklahoma entrusted to the care of Wadley's Funeral Service.

Mrs. Goff was born Alta Mae Eason to Charles and Allie Eason on February 12, 1918 in McClain County, Oklahoma. The fourth oldest of fourteen children, she spent most of her life in McClain County until widowhood, after which she moved to Missouri City, Texas, to live out the rest of her years with her son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Opel Goff.

Growing up, Alta attended the community grade school in McClain county and completed the eighth grade, which was the highest grade offered in the community. She then attended school in Purcell for some time. On August 12, 1936, Alta Mae married the love of her life, Leonard Samuel Goff. Four children were born to this union. She worked in the home, raising her four children and instilling in them the values of hard work, faith, and family love; and as a wife she was a source of great joy to her husband, Leonard, all the years of his life. Mrs. Goff was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and belonged to the First Baptist Church while she lived in Purcell, Oklahoma. She sang in the choir, worked with the mission society, and was an active member of the community with fellow women of the church. After moving to Missouri City, Texas, she was a member of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, where she attended as long as she was physically able. She loved to sing hymns about the Lord and to share the Gospel with others.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Samuel Goff; their two daughters, Allie Doretha Daughtry and Geneva Marie Hall; her parents, Charles and Allie Eason; and all but two of her thirteen brothers and sisters. Alta Mae Goff leaves to cherish her memory, her oldest daughter, Lelia Redd of Midwest City, Oklahoma; son Leonard "Len" (Opel) Goff of Missouri City, Texas; son-in-law, Wazell Hall of Spencer, Oklahoma; her nine grandchildren, Gwendolyn Patricia (Terry) McCauley of Sacramento, California, Calvin Redd of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Maria Jackson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lorre Rhodes of Moore, Oklahoma, Lynde Williams of Lancaster, California, Pennie Bannister of Missouri City, Texas, Keli Goff of Manhattan, New York, Jeffery Hall of Dallas, Texas, and Tondalao Hall of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her two sisters, Bobbie Brantley of Long Beach, California, and Wanda Knight of Las Vegas, Nevada; 18 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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