Mae Jewel Goggans

23 décembre 193217 février 2021

Mae Jewel Goggans age 88, passed away on February 17, 2021. A longtime resident of Northwest Indiana, she was born in Browder Kentucky and moved to Hammond in 1950. The family later settled in Dyer IN.

Mae had many friends and was always there to lend an ear or support for those in need. She maintained close ties with many relatives throughout the country. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and the pillar of the family. She also worked at Southern Electric, Lake Central Schools, and Munster Community Hospital. Her sassy wit, strength, quiet resolve and determination set an example for many. Mae was loved and will be missed.

She is preceeded in death by parents, Corbit 'Pete' and Celia Whitney, and husband Cecil Goggans. She is survived by her children, David (Beverly) Goggans of St John IN, Vicki (Mark) Robbins of LaPorte IN, Sharon (Brian) Beuchaw of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jeffrey (Sarah) Goggans of Wexford, PA.; grandchildren, Steven Goggans, Michael Goggans, Maxwell Goggans, and Benjamin Goggans and sisters, Sue (Luther) Webb and Ann (late Luke) Mosley.

Mae will be laid to rest alongside her husband of 56 years privately by the family at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN.

Due to the current conditions of Covid-19, a Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AMVETS, the Wounded Warrior Project, or the American Lung Association.


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Mae Jewel Goggans


Marcia Miller

22 février , 2021

Jeff and family,

She sounds like she was a bit of a pistol. I like pistols. I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is a difficult time. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless her.


Chuck Specht

20 février , 2021

Barb & I and our family are so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you peace in these trying times. God bless you and your family. Love you guys.

Maria Neuwirth

20 février , 2021

Dear David
Dennis and I are very sorry for the loss of your mother. Great Lady and may she be at peace.
Dennis and Maria

Steve Webb

19 février , 2021

We are blessed to have had our time with aunt mae, one the kindest most generous, loving people I have ever met. I jokingly called her other momma cause when I was little she and uncle Cecil would scoop me up and off we went. To my cousin's I love you and the world is better place because of Mae Jewel.

Jen Ream

19 février , 2021

I told Vicki that I want to be like you when I grow up, Mae. You were such an independent woman and sassy like they said. Rest in peace

Ina Morrison

19 février , 2021

We’ve shared a lot of good memories! You will be missed!