LATTY, Ohio — Evelyn Gertrude (Mines) Goings went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 7, 2018
Evelyn was born October 22, 1933 to John W. and Thelma A. (Phillips) Mines.
She graduated from Latty High School, class of 1951.
She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Paulding, and Latty Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the Missionary Society. She was involved in various clubs and organizations.
Evelyn was recognized for her service to the Paulding County, Ohio Health Board and for over 30 years as the leader of the Latty Homemakers and Gents 4-H Club.
On December 24, 1956 she was united in marriage with Robert J. Goings Sr., who preceded her in death on December 11, 2003. To that union were born a daughter, Brenda and a son, Robert.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Leroy Mines.
Evelyn leaves to cherish her memory, a sister, Ruth A. Williams, Paulding, OH; her daughter, Brenda (Kevin) Threatt, Southfield, Michigan, son, Robert (Martha) Goings Jr., Huntington, Indiana; granddaughters, Carolyn, Shannon and Asha; and great granddaughter, Nyah.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Wednesday, June 13 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.
She will be laid to rest in Middle Creek Zion Baptist Cemetery, Grover Hill.
Visitation will be 1 – 4 and 5 – 8 PM Tuesday, June 12 at Den Herder Funeral Home. There will also be visitation on Wednesday from 10 AM until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Middle Creek Zion Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com
Published in The Lima News from June 8 to June 9, 2018
The Middle Creek Zion Baptist Church (Black) Cemetery is located one mile north and about one-quarter mile east of Roselms on the east bank of Middle Creek in the Southwest Quarter of Section 16 of Washington Township. On January 2, 1889, William and Margaret Patterson deeded one acre of land to the township trustees for this cemetery; the deed is recorded in Volume 48, page 357, Paulding County Record of Deeds. The cemetery is located across the road to the north from the Middle Creek Zion Baptist Church.
Many of the African American settlers of Washington Township are buried in this cemetery. source: History of Grover Hill by Laurence R. Hipp (born 1913 in Grover Hill), published in 1971