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William Gooch

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

William Buren Gooch, 74, of Eureka, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born March 19, 1932, in Elsinore, Mo., son of the late Robert Alman and Margaret Melviney Boyer Gooch, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandy Beheimer, of Florida, Melviney Hardcastle and husband, Johnny, of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Shirley Rudd and husband, David, of Gideon, Mo.; one son, Robert Gooch, of Gideon; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Gooch; three brothers, Cecil, Coy and Albert Gooch; two sisters, Pauline Bizzell and Elizabeth Lench; one grandson, John Gooch and two great-grandchildren, Aaron Akins and Christopher Rudd.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home chapel in Gideon with the Rev. Bronk Adams officiating.

Burial was in the Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.