Patricia R. Ray Goff

March 17, 1927November 2, 2012

PATRICIA R. GOFF, 85, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, 10:18 a.m., at Kindred Transitional Care. Born March 17, 1927, in Fort Wayne, was the daughter of the late Milton M. Ray and Estella Miller. She was a bus driver for F.W.C.S., retiring after 16 years of service in 1999. Surviving are four daughters, Pam Goff of Providence, R.I., Maripat (Scott) Lombard of Roanoke, Ginny (Ken) Seddon of Fort Wayne, and Julie Buzzard of Huntington; two sons, Rich (Beth) Goff of Alexandria, Ind. and Allen Ray of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Adam (Julie), Brad (Paige), Matt Lombard, and Shannon Aker; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Richard Ray; and son-in-law, Ken Buzzard. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with calling one hour prior. Chaplain Robin LaRue officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to Heartland Home Healthcare & Hospice or Alzheimer's Association, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. www.


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012

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Scott Walls

November 26, 2012

pat was my bus driver for 7yrs and she retired when i started my 2nd yr at miami middle school she was a wonderful person and i was one of her best behaved passengers, my mother used to send cards and gifts for her birthday and she will be dearly missed

Paul Russell

November 9, 2012

Julie and Family, sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how kind and accepting Pat was. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Ginny & Ken Seddon

November 6, 2012

Mama we will miss you.

David & Waynette Ray

November 5, 2012

Maripat, Pam, Ginny, Julie, Allen, Richard & family, We want to say that you are all in our prayers & thoughts. May GOD comfort you during this difficult time. I am so sorry we are unable to be there. We have so many wonderful memories of your Mother and family growing up. They will always be cherished.

November 5, 2012

Julie, I'm so sorry that you have lost your mother. I remember how close you were to her! So sorry to hear about Ken also. I sent you a card but was not sure I had the right address. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Carol Arend

Lynley Allen-Wilson

November 4, 2012

To Maripat and family, so sorry to hear about your mom are thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda Allen-Grabner
Lynley Allen-Wilson

Carol (Davis) Reina

November 4, 2012

Mrs. Goff got me started in the newspaper delivery business when I was just 12 or14. She was my manager. I always have been proud to point out that I started working at such a young age. Ginny and I were best friends and I can only remember Mrs. Goff as always being so nice to me.


November 3, 2012

Maripat & family so sorry to hear this i remember her when we were in jr. high.
We little knew that morning
God was to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Steve Ray

November 3, 2012

In memory of my Aunt Pat, who always was able to endure the most difficult times; raised her children in a way that anyone would be proud of. I am glad to have her as my Aunt ~ my father`s sister. Steven M. Ray