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By Evelyn Goble Steen           

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Volume 13, Issue 3, September 2006







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·         70th ANNIVERSARY

·         ANNUAL GOBLE DINNER – Southern Tree



·         BIRTHDAYS


·         OBITUARIES






There have been many comments received regarding our upcoming Goble Family Reunion.  The votes have been counted and the preferred location is Branson, Missouri.  The Executive Board has discussed the event and we are making plans.  Please mark your calendars now for the weekend of June 30, 2007 in Branson, Missouri.  There are 3 major airports to be considered for those of you who will be flying: Kansas City, St. Louis and Little Rock.  Travelers would need to rent a car at the airport and drive to Branson from any of the 3 airports.  I have found no shuttle services available to Branson. 

The Grand Plaza[1] in Branson has offered a special promotional rate of $83/Night, based on 2 adults and 2 children in a room (each additional adult in a room will come with a $5 surcharge per the hotel's policy).  Each room will come with 2 Queen Beds, Cable TV, FREE wireless high speed internet, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.  Guests also enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast served daily.  The special rate we will receive will have to be schedule through our contact only.  Please follow the guidelines below when booking your room(s):


On Line Booking (preferred method)

o       Log on to

o       Click on the picture of the Grand Plaza Hotel on the top of the page 

o       You will see a screen pop up that will allow you to enter dates of travel and number of guests in the room 

o       Enter the information in the booking area.  You must enter the word Goble in the "Promotional Code" box to receive the reduced rate

o       The family will receive a confirmation email within minutes of booking the room


Call Center

o       Contact 1-866-467-6250 during normal business hours, which are 8:30 - 5:15 CDT, Monday - Friday.  Please tell the reservationists that you are with the Goble Family Reunion group.

We are thinking about the program and would like to hear suggestions.  Does anyone have a particular talent they would like to share?

If you would like to volunteer to help out with reunion planning please let us know!



Dear family,

        I would like to announce that I will be retiring in 2007.  I have enjoyed immensely searching for clues and connecting Goble families all over the world for the past 14 years.  I am ready to put together the volumes of Goble data for future generations and will begin that effort after the 2007 Goble Family Reunion.  I will continue to maintain the Goble files and webpage but will not be continuing as your newsletter editor or Association leader. 

        If you have an interest in creating and mailing the Goble Family Newsletter, arranging and managing future reunions and/or maintaining the Goble Family Association, please contact me and please come to the reunion.  We have our business meeting at this affair and new leaders will be elected.

        Love to all,





  Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Goble recently observed their 70th wedding anniversary. Hurbert Goble and Dorothy J. Johns were married August 22, 1936 at the First Christian Church of Charleston.  Ruth Stites and Charles Poston witnessed the ceremony with the Rev. H. L. Hayes officiating.

  Their parents were Earl and Cary Goble of rural Westfield Illinois and Earl and Elsie Johns of rural Charleston, Illinois.

  The couple farmed for many years and later Goble also worked in the implement business in Ashmore.  For 10 years he was in partnership at Ashmore’s John Deere store.

  Mrs. Goble was employed at the Ashmore Grade School cafeteria.

  They have both participated in their church choir and other church and civic groups.  He holds a 50-plus year membership in the Ashmore Masonic Lodge and they both belong to the Eastern Star.

  They would appreciate cards and letters at P. O. Box 68, Ashmore, IL 61912.[2]




Willmi (William) GOBLE, Thomas (1) GOBLE, Daniel (2) GOBLE, Daniel/David (3) GOBLE, Daniel (4) GOBLE, Daniel (5) GOBLE, Benjamin F. (6) GOBLE/GOBEL, Daniel/David (7) GOBLE, William (8) GOBLE, Albert (9) GOBLE, Earl (10) GOBLE, Hubert (11) GOBLE







On August 20, 2006 a faction of the Southern Goble tree held their annual dinner in Guntersville, Alabama.  The event was well attended and all enjoyed their Goble t-shirts, the good food and reminiscing about the family history. 











The Goble Family Association membership drive was successful, as usual and I expect a few more members will join once they realize their membership has expired!  We collected over $720 dollars, which included 58 family memberships and $140 in contributions.




We have had our success stories over the years of bringing families together.  Here’s another one:


“Howdy Bert, …I am your brother.”

By Mark K. (Goble) Elms


I was 16 before my mother revealed that I had been adopted by John Elms, the man she had married when I was 2.  John Elms is a good man and will forever be my “Dad”.  It was many years later before I decided to try to find out information about my “birth father”.  I had one picture, knowledge that his name was Loren Kenneth Goble, that he may have gone to Oklahoma after my birth and a few sketchy details from my mother about a time in her life 50 years ago. Through internet searching, I discovered the Goble Family Website.  With the help of Evelyn Goble Steen, we located my Goble Line.  I now knew where I came from, but little else.  With the help of my new wife, Nancy, we confirmed Loren K. Goble’s passing in 1989 and located a copy of his obituary.  The obituary revealed that I had a sister and four brothers that I never knew about!  (I have two sisters from my mother’s side.)  Nearing retirement and hoping to locate health information, we sent for the death certificate.  On it, was the address of Bert Goble, one of my brothers.  After months of thought, I wrote a letter…”Howdy Bert…I am your brother.  Well, Bert Goble didn’t know what to think about the letter, so he went to see his older sister, Gayla, and told her he had received a letter from someone claiming to be his brother.  She asked if his name was Mark.  You see, Gayla had found out 20 years ago that she had a brother who had been born in Porterville, CA in 1956, but her father had refused to talk about it.  An uncle confirmed the birth of a boy, but only knew he had been named Mark. She had even traveled to California to find me but had little to go on, and of course long before her search, I was known by my adopted name of Elms.  Since she was unable to find me, she never revealed to her brothers what she knew, until now.  After reading Bert’s letter, Gayla called me and we talked for over an hour the first time.  We have spoken on the phone several times, have emailed almost every other day, and have exchanged some pictures. I have talked with two of my “new” brothers, and receive weekly updates on all of them from my “Sis” Gayla.  Catching up” on a lifetime of events with my new family has been exciting. The bond between us was instant.   We hope to meet them all before the years end. 



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  There are quite a few over 80 birthdays that need to be recognized this year.  We have a good deal of longevity in the Goble family!



Fredie Lee (11) Goble (92)

Charles Milton (12) Moffat (88)


Howard Clarence (10) Larson (88)

Norma Severne (11) Goble Boykiw (88)


June Marie Ryce Goble (90)

Anna Carol (11) Heward Koleszar (84)

Priscilla Grace (11) Alden Clement (81)

Clifford Riley Smith (80)


Herman John Goble (89)

Louise Cabey Goble (83)

Theodore Norris (10) Goble, Jr. (81)


Mary June (11) Goble Camic (81)

Opal Iris (11) Pederson Brooks (80)


Theodore William "Dude" (11) Goble (88)

Walter Dale Johnson (80)


Francis (Frans) Cleon (11) Goble (93)

Eileen Selma Russell Goble (86)

Paul Johnson (11) Goble (82)

Pearl Bertha Rae (11) Goble Stewart (81)


Clara Louise (10) Goble Buck (94)

Mary Elizabeth (11) Goble Thornton (91)

Harry Ennis Goble (82)

Raymond Norbert Zoerkler (80)


            Harry "Red" (11) Goble (87)

            Harriet Coe Larson (86)

            Elizabeth (Adams) Goble (81)

            William Eldon (11) Goble (80)


Roy Scott (11) Goble (92)

Helen (11) Hickson Andersen (91)

Minnie Sickendick Thompson (90)

Margaret Goble Faulkner (89)

Floyd Eugene (11) Goble (86)


Karl Kolander (11) Goble (89)

Helen (11) Goble Klem (89)

Eva Goble Webb (88)

Esther Klymaszewski Goble (86)

Madge "Rosemary" (10) Goble Sutton (80)


            William Howard (11) Goble (91)

George Henry (11) Goble (91)

Leda Elizabeth (11) Goble Kalberloh (87)

Ruth N. Goble (86)

Milton Edward (11) Goble, 2nd (86)

Clarence Huber Melton (83)




Aidan Wayne Goble, was born June 3rd 2006 at 2:56 pm at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.[4]  His proud parents are Kevin Keith and Marie Wuchich-Goble from our English Hawkhurst Goble Tree.




John GOBLE, John "the elder" GOBLE, John GOBLE, "The Younger", William GOBLE, Samuel GOBLE, Iden GOBLE, Samuel GOBLE, Harry Allison GOBLE, Harold GOBLE, Keith Wayne GOBLE, Kevin Keith GOBLE, Aidan Wayne GOBLE





Jaclyn Annette (13) Sloat was married to Andrew Jacob Irons on July 08, 2006, at Charleston, Coles County, Illinois.  Jaclyn is the daughter of James Douglas Sloat and Julie Annette (12) Hawkins of the Thomas Goble tree.[5]



Margaret Goble Faulkner has fully recovered from her recent illness and is back at all her regular tasks.  She thanks all who wrote and sent cards.





Martha (Kriegbaum) Goble passed away August 2, 2006; She was born in Dayton Ohio December 19, 1918 to George and Ethel Kriegbaum. She was the wife of Howard Pershing (9) Goble (deceased) and mother to sons Robert Dewey Goble, Wesley Howard Goble and Dennis Duane Goble, all of Long Beach, California.[6] (Thomas Goble Tree)


Beverly Jean (Clark) Coddington died 2 Aug 2006 in Walnut, California.  She was born in Columbus, Ohio March 11, 1955, only child of Ray Edwin Clark and Jean Mae Kinsey.  She was the wife of Richard Warren Coddington who died 19 Nov. 1990 in Brea, California. They were married 19 Nov 1955 at Brookwood Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio and had 4 children:  Susan Elizabeth Allen, Christine Mahala Stark, Laura Leigh Fahrion, and Edward Allen Coddington.[7]  (Thomas Goble Tree)





Phyllis Goble Butcher (Ruby Goble Merritt Jackson's) sister, passed away on Wednesday July 5,2006, at her home in Shirley, Indiana.  She had been diagnosed with spinal cancer approx. two weeks prior during her hospital stay related to COPD end-stage. The two remaining brothers are Ivan (john) Goble and Harold Goble.  Aunt Phyllis was terrified that she would have to go into a nursing home, she often told me she would like to be able to die at home.  She got her wish.  She will be missed, as she took over as mother to me, with telephone calls and scoldings when I did not tell her something and she would find out.  Even though she was in Indiana and I am in Alabama, she found out about a wreck I had on the motorcycle, from a friend of my husbands in Indiana.  Goes to show you it is a small world.[8]  (Thomas Goble Tree)


Brooke Renee Shoop (1/16/1996-7/20/2006)

MEMPHIS, Mo. — Brooke Renee Shoop, 10, of St. Joseph, formerly of Memphis, died July 20, 2006, in Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City.

  Brooke was born the daughter of Gary Dean (13) and Sharon (Mellott) Shoop on January 16, 1996 in Columbia, Missouri.

  Brooke attended elementary school in Memphis and completed the fourth grade this May.  She enjoyed life with a host of family and friends.  She taught all that knew her about approaching life with a song, a smile and strength, even in pain and adversity.  Brooke enjoyed music and loved to entertain. K She gave inspiration through her voice and touched a lot of lives, both young and old.

  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joshua Wamsley and Kevin Shoop; her grandfather, Rudy Mellott; and several great grandparents.

  She is survived by her parents, Gary and Sharon Shoop of St. Joseph, Missouri, for of Memphis: her sister, Hope Wamsley of Memphis; her brother Dustin Shoop of the home; a special niece, Nevach Wamsley of Memphis; grandparents Bill and Donna Shoop of Moravia, Iowa and Lila Mellott of Gorin, Missouri, aunts and uncles, Cecil and Cheryl (Shoop) Parsons of Memphis, Steve and Donna Shoop of Moravia, IA; Will and Julie Shoop of Linn, MO, Floyd and Linda (Mellott) Ware of Otley, IA, Ron and Phyllis (Mellott) Aldrich of Columbia, SC and Merle and Carol Parrot of Mt. Pleasant. IA; a host of cousins and second cousins; great aunts and uncles and special friends.

  Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church, Memphis. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery. (Thomas Goble Tree)


Florence Molea Goble Scott was born to F.I. and Jessie Goble in Edna, Kansas, on December 10, 1918. She died on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the age of 87, in Fresno. Florence came to California in 1921 with her family. She was raised in the Orosi area and graduated from Orosi High School in 1936. She attended a Fresno beauty school and worked as a beautician in Corcoran where she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Richard Fitzsimons. She moved to Oxnard with the Fitzsimons in the late 1940s. Florence worked for Bank of America for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Oxnard. Florence married Richard J. Scott in Las Vegas in 1955. They lived in Port Hueneme for more than 40 years before moving to Fresno in 2002 to be close to family. She always enjoyed family gatherings with her brothers, sisters and their families. Florence was always a favorite aunt with her nieces and nephews. She loved to cook and her home was always open to visitors. Her husband Richard preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by her sister, Marge Frye of Stockton; sisters-in-law, Ruth Goble of Selma, Betty Hutchison of Wilton, and Jennie Scott of Oak View; and a niece, Doris Anne Bragg and her children, Richard Bragg, Jr. and Holly Bragg, all of Fresno. She also leaves many other nieces and nephews and many dear friends. A Graveside Service will be held at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, California on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Alan Gorsline, who was once Mrs. Scott's pastor, will officiate at the service. Remembrances may be made to the donor's favorite charity. YOST & WEBB FUNERAL HOME1002 "T" St. 237-4147[9]  (Thomas Goble Tree)

Published in the Fresno Bee from 7/30/2006 - 8/6/2006.

Published in the Ventura County Star from 7/29/2006 - 8/1/2006.


Ernest Leroy Goble, Jr., [10]

July 14, 1922-July 20, 2006

  Born on Ernest and Ollie’s farm near Belmont, Montana, Ernest (Ernie to his many friends) was the fourth son of five sons and two daughters, Mark, Marine, George, John, Sylvia and Phyllis.  Hard times drove the family to Oklahoma in 1926, then on to California in 1934.  Ernie spent the rest of his life in San Jose.  He is survived by his first wife, Thelma, his second wife, Anita; his children Geoffrey, Adria, Marilyn, JoAnn and Roy; his grandchildren Sarah, Beth, Jill, Amy, Michele, Gabriel, Rachel and Jedd; and great grandchildren Morgan, Reese with two more on the way.

  Ernie served in the United States Merchant Marine from 1942 until the end of the war.  He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1944. There, he adopted the motto of that school, Acta Non Verba, actions, not words.   His service record included supplying medical equipment during the invasions of Tarawa, Eniwetok, the Marianas, and Okinawa.  He survived submarine and kamikaze attacks.  At the end of the war he was moved to the Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant.

  After a brief return to formal education at the University of Oklahoma, Ernie returned to San Jose.  With no collateral other than an old Studebaker truck, and with the help of an interest free loan from his life-long friend Rocky Malvini, Ernie bought into Garden City Auto Wreckers.  Within two years, he bought out his partner and began a dynamic and profitable career in the auto dismantling business.  At one point he owned four dismantling businesses.  Gifted with an intuitive business sense, he realized the future of real estate in San Jose and purchased a few houses, sold and traded them and bought his first commercial property, now called Goble Lane, in 1957.  The list of his holdings from that date forward is far too long to enumerate.  Buying and selling property was one of the great joys of his life, in a distant third place behind family and church.

  But his vision was not confined to financial matters.  He was deeply involved in the First Baptist Church in San Jose.  A self-professed born again Christian, he worked as a Deacon and Trustee, helping to build the ‘Church on the Hill’ with his expertise and generous donations.  He also was instrumental in building a retirement home, Hilltop Mannor, on that site.  His relationship with Pastor C.R. Sands was one of the most important in his life.

  Like most human beings, Ernie was a complex and interesting individual.  His father was a huge influence, probably because Ernie’s mother died when he was six.  Ernest Senior would never let anyone call Ernie ‘little Ernie’ and taught him to keep his word at all costs.  He never apologized for the rough and tumble ways of his brothers and father, sharing the core morality that animated all of them.

  He had a great sense of humor, and showed it right up to his last few days.  Although he was raised in an era and locale that considered bigotry as normal, Ernie learned to accept all individuals as equals.  He became a tolerant man in spite of the common ideas of his time.  His greatest vice was also his greatest virtue, an indomitable spirit of independence.   He had great influence on everyone around him, presenting a human example of someone who was doing the very best he could to exemplify his firm belief in the example of Jesus Christ, whom he acknowledged as his Lord and Savior.  (Unconnected Goble Tree)

Donations to The Parkinson’s Institute, 1170 Morse, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 and The Church on the Hill, 500 ISands Drive, San Jose, CA, 95125.


Memorial Service was Tuesday, July 25 at The Church on the Hill, 800 Ironwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95125  


James H. Goble Jr.. James passed away on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the age of 84. He was the owner-operator of Circle "W" Appliance for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Flossie and James Goble, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Goble; his son, Jeffrey Goble; his daughter, Kimberly Day and her husband Mark; his grandchildren, Jason Day, Jamie Navarro, and Kandace Barnes; and two great-grandchildren, Zoe Day, and Christian Barnes. Visitation will be held at Boice Funeral Home on Thursday, July 13, 2006, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Clovis Cemetery on Friday, July 14, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  (Thomas Goble Tree)



Harry L. Goble, age 67 of Minooka died at 8:30 am Friday, June 30th, 2006 at Provena St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Joliet.  His funeral was Wednesday, July 5 at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight with Father James Rickey officiating.

  Mr. Goble was born January 27, 1939 in Clark Co., Illinois to Harold and Ada Goble.  They preceded him in death.

  Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly (Sean) Wardell, Dwight; a son Jason, Minooka; three sisters, Nancy (Kenny) Glosser, Decatur, Marybell Jackson, West Union, Alice (Don) Spain, Mt.Zion; 2 brothers, Marion (Kay) and Irvin (Jane) both of Ft. Myers, FL; and 2 grandchildren, Jacob and Garrett.

  He was a Field Service Engineer for Siemens Westinghouse.  He worked powerplant outages at Collins, Braidwood, and Joliet for over 20 years.  He also had worked for Caterpillar.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #300, Joliet and joined the Sandwich Moose in 1970.  He was an avid Nascar fan, loved his St. Louis Cardinals and his dog Dale.  He loved and adored his two grandsons.[11]  (Thomas Goble Tree)


MUNCIE[12] - Christine Goble, 82, formerly of New Castle passed away at her Muncie residence late Friday evening, June 30, 2006 surrounded by her loving family.

  Born on June 29, 1924 in Monticello, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Leander Koger and Alice Koger. Spending the majority of her early years in Kentucky, Christine moved to Indiana in 1955 where she began a life long passion for helping the elderly as a private caretaker.

  Mrs. Goble was an active member of the Bethel United Baptist Church and volunteered for several years at the Cop Shop 9.  In her leisure, she enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening.

  Christine is survived by three sons, Truman Foust (wife-Arbutice), Muncie, C.A. Foust (wife, Pam), Muncie, Ricky Koger (wife, Cindy), Muncie; daughters, Lillian Watters, Muncie, Katie Blevins (husband, Freddie), Muncie, Flora Davidson (husband, Bill), Muncie, Joyce Fueston (husband, Allen), Muncie, Kathy Woody (husband, Jerry), Lakeland, FL, Joann Griffin (husband, Johnny), New Castle; step-sons, Gary Goble (wife, Ginger), New Castle, Jeff Goble (wife, Belinda), New Castle; step-daughter, Sandra Norris (husband, Paul), New Castle; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

  Mrs. Goble was preceded in death by her husbands, Cordell Foust, Alonzoa Foust and most recently, Frank Goble; parents; 2 grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

  Funeral services were held at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory Chapel on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Hoyt Davis and Pastor Larry Waters officiating. Burial followed in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cop Shop 9, 1008 East 20th St., Muncie, IN 47303. (German Goble Tree)


Walter Dale Johnson, 79, of Vienna departed this life on June 13, 2006, at his residence surrounded by family following a long illness (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

  He was born the son of the late Walter and Elaine Welter Johnson on June 26, 1926, in Gary, Ind.

  He grew up on a farm in Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II immediately following high school graduation in Gary, Ind. He was assigned to the destroyer Murphy and was one of the first to assess Nagasaki after the A-Bomb strike.

  After being honorably discharged from the service, he worked as a welder and pipe fitter. He joined Marbon Chemicals in Gary, Ind., as a boiler operator and was transferred to the Parkersburg area in 1957 when Marbon decided to build a new chemical plant here. He retired from Marbon/Borg-Warner/GE Plastics as a staff engineer in 1987 after helping to build several plants worldwide.

  Dale is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eleanor Rexine Choisser Johnson. Surviving children include Teresa Gail Lauerman and husband, Ralph, of Charleston, W.Va., Jeffrey Charles Johnson and wife, Karyn, of Parkersburg and David Alan Johnson and wife, Bonnie, of Marion Ohio. Surviving grandchildren include Tara Michelle Skidmore, Brian Dale Lauerman, Cindy Ann Jordan, Jennifer Nicole Johnson, Gregory Neil Gillilan, Jeremie Alan Johnson; several step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several step great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Marylin Lucille Eldridge of Bradenton, Fla.

  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Joyce Johnson Gillilan of Veto, Ohio, in 2003.

  Dale was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion and Sons of the American Revolution. He was also a charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Vienna. His interests involved computers, travel, scouting and helping others.

  Visitation for friends and family will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Lambert-Tatman in Vienna, with memorial services at 1 p.m. Friday, with Pastor William Dunfee officiating.

  Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association, Westminster Presbyterian Church, or Hospice.  (Thomas Goble Tree)



Leota Fern (11) Ingram Pfeiffer[13], age 89 of Newman formerly of Mattoon, Illinois passed away at 3:35 PM, Friday, June 9, 2006 at Newman Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Newman. A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., today, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at Liberty Cemetery near Charleston. Pastor Ed Stevens will officiate. Visitation was Monday at the Taber Funeral Home in Oakland. Leota was born on Sept. 22, 1916, in Charleston, Illinois, the daughter of Claud and Mary Goble Ingram. She graduated from Charleston High School. In 1940 she married Chester Miller, and he preceded her in death in 1971. She then married Dr. Guy O. Pfeiffer in 1984, and he passed away on March 31, 2004. Survivors include one son, Phillip Ingram Miller and wife Debbie of Brocton; four granddaughters, Michelle Miller of Santa Monica, Calif., Rebecca Edgar and husband Fred of Charleston, Joanna Miller of Austin, Texas, and Sally Miller of Edwardsville; four stepchildren, Guy D. Pfeiffer of Cordele, Ga., Susie Colgrove and husband Phillip of Mattoon, Mary Smith of California, and Richard Pfeiffer of Wyoming; two step-grandchildren, Ryan Miller and wife Tricia of Brocton, and Carla McIntyre and husband Jim of Rockford, Illinois; and several step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and one sister, Gladys Rohlf. Leota was an accomplished equestrian, having won many medals showing her Tennessee Walking Horses. She enjoyed farming all of her life, and belonged to the Tennessee Walking Horse Association, and attended the Buck Grove Church. A memorial fund is being established for the Newman  Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Newman. (Thomas Goble Tree)

Published in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier from 6/12/2006 - 6/13/2006.


Sue Goble Warren of Fortville, Indiana died Thursday June 8, 2006.  She was 46 years of age, married to Bob Warren of Fortville, mother of Chris Warren, sister to Terri and Ramona Goble.  Her parents Raymond and Lana Goble are both deceased.  Funeral was at Seales Funeral Home in Fortville, Indiana on Tuesday June 13, 2006. Prayers to the surviving cousins.[14]  Cindy Murphy (daughter of Ruby Mae Goble Merritt Jackson, who was Raymond’s sister)   (Thomas Goble Tree)


Lois Maxine Austin, age 93 of Charleston, Illinois went to her heavenly home on Thursday June 8, 2006 at Lakewood Village in Charleston.  Adams Funeral Chapel hosted Services honoring and celebrating her like on Monday, June 12 at 11:00 am with John McArthur officiating.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Illinois. 

  Lois was born March 28, 1913 in Charleston, one of 8 children born to Charles L. and Della (Gee) Bails.  She was united in marriage to LeRoy Edwin (10) Goble of Westfield in 1947.  He preceded her in death in 1978.  She married Chester Austin in 1983 and he passed away in 1991.

  Lois was always a gentle lady with a positive attitude and a loving spirit.  Lois was a wonderful stepmother step grandmother, aunt and friend to many.  From the Charleston  Journal. [15]  (Thomas Goble Tree)


Delphos Daily Herald   6/16/2006   (Delphos, Ohio)[16]


PAYNE - Juanita D. Goble, 87, died at 2:08 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Dallas Lamb Foundation Home in Payne.

  She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Benton Township, Paulding County, the  daughter of Russell and Ursula (Anderson) Finkhousen. On July 11, 1937, she married Graydon L. Goble, who preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1992. She was a U.S. Postmaster for the Village of Payne for 25 years, retiring in 1978.

  She was a member of the First Church of Christ where she was a church organist and a member of the Ladies Society. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Hesperian Chapter #281 of Payne.  Surviving are three daughters, Sharon Goble of Cincinnati, Carol Jones of Fort Wayne, and Ursula (Darwin) Riley of Paulding; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  Also preceding her in death were an infant son; a brother, Chester  Finkhousen; and a granddaughter.

  Services were held Monday, June 12, at Den Herder Funeral Home in Paulding, with Pastor Stacey Popejoy officiating. Burial was in Lehman Cemetery, Payne.

  Preferred memorials may be made to the Woodburn Christian Children's Home in Woodburn, or to the Dallas Lamb Foundation Home Activity Fund, Payne.  (Thomas Goble Tree)




Lois (11) Goble Thompson[17] was born January 1, 1913 to William Emil (10) Goble and Ida Mabel Stoddard in Tulare, California.  She died  April 29, 2006 in Fresno, California. (Thomas Goble Tree)


Gladys Mandilla (11) Goble Butts[18] was born July 20, 1907 to William Emil (10) Goble and Ida Mabel Stoddard in Tulare, California.  She died   November 8, 2005 in California. (Thomas Goble Tree)


Ruby Venita Todd Goble Surface was born 05 Aug 1919 in  Glasgow, Missouri to Rothwell and Lillie Todd.  She m arried Wilson Frank (11) Goble July 2, 1943.  Wilson Frank Goble died 27 May 1963 after which Ruby married Wayne Douglas Surface.  She died 20 Aug 2005 in California leaving 2 sons, Todd Wilson Goble and Douglas Frank Goble.[19]  (Thomas Goble Tree)


Eleanor May (11) Goble Elliott born 03 Dec 1919 to Owen L. (10) Goble and Clara G. Biddle died 28 Nov. 2004 in Westfield, Illinois.[20]  She married Howard Elliott in 1948 and they had 3 children: Edwin Bruce, Kenneth R., and Glen D. Elliott.  (Thomas Goble Tree)




"In all of us there is a hunger marrow deep to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainment in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness."

-- Alex Haley





My name is Steven Sherburne, 15th Mayor of the City of Gobles, Michigan. I have been a Gobles resident all of my life and have an enduring love for my small town, and an interest in its history- including the history of our founders, and their families.

   I live two houses west of the historic Goble home that burned in September 1998. (Although at the time I was serving in the Marines at Camp Pendleton in California) As a child, I was in the historic house many times as a guest of the Price family. It was of course the biggest house on the west side of town, and Mr. Price maintained it admirably.

   Another interesting fact, my Great Grandmother, Bessie Ketchum was raised by one of the Goble decedents. I believe that the Gobles’ family that raised her didn’t have children of their own, but I always heard her talk about “Grandma Goble” My Great Aunt Ruth Ketchum may be able to fill in more details, because it would have been her and her siblings that would have known the Gobles’ as grandparents.

   As Mayor, I would like to see our history chronicled and preserved. I was very pleased to come across your website. We are developing one of our own at Perhaps when we are up and running we can link your website to ours.

   I just wanted to say hello! Maybe some day we will meet in person. If any members of the family are interested in visiting our city, please contact us and stop in for a visit.


Have a good day,

Steven D. Sherburne




The Goble Family Gospel Singers traveled and recorded two CD's is the 90's.  They are from the Midwest, Salina, Kansas and have traveled in the Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri area bringing their gift of gospel music to many venues.  The 4 men and 2 women come from a family of 9 children and grew up in church on Gospel Music.  There was a men's quartet and a mixed quartet singing a mixture of contemporary to Southern Gospel.  Due to health problems in early 2000, they were forced to stop traveling but still remain close and music is still a part of their lives.  Randy the second oldest of the nine sings in the men's quartet and plays guitar and bass guitar, Debbie is lead female vocalist with a wonderful touching voice, Star is second female vocalist with great harmonies, Daniel also a part of both quartets leads out with his high tenor, Patrick is the number 7 child gifted with an ear for music and plays piano with gifted hands and sings lead in the men's quartet and for the mixed quartet and the baby, Greg, standing 6'4', sings bass with the best of them.  It is truly a delight to hear them sing.  If you would like to receive a copy of their CD please contact Debbie Wallace at 785-823-1305.[21]








[2] Provided by Elsie Goble Smith

[3] Provided by Lillian Goble Pace

[4] Provided by Kevin K. Goble & Marie Wuchich-Goble

[5] Provided by Suzanne Hawkins Burke

[6] Provided by Bob Goble

[7] Provided by Jean Bogart

[8] Written by Cindy Murphy

[9] Provided by Barbara Volker & Elsie Smith

[10] Provided by Mark Elms, written by Geoff Goble

[11] Provided by Elsie Smith

[12] Printed in the Star Press  7/3/2006  (Muncie, Indiana) – provided by Carole Weaver.

[13] Provided by Elsie Smith & Suzanne Hawkins Burke

[14] Provided by Cindy Murphy

[15] Provided by Suzanne Hawkins Burke

[16] Provided by Carole Weaver

[17] Provided by Ruth N. Goble

[18] Provided by Ruth N. Goble

[19] Provided by Wayne Surface

[20] Provided by Suzanne Hawkins Burke

[21] Provided by Janet Goble