Mrs. Judith Anne (Whitehead) Goheen, 72, Calvert City, departed this life to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, at her home in Calvert City.
She was a member of the Briensburg Church of Christ. Judith was born on November 27, 1940 in a bomb shelter in Warrington, England. She was only child of the Joseph and Jean (Grubb) Whitehead. Judith’s father was a logistic planner for the British Army and was required to leave for Africa two weeks before her birth. He did not see his daughter until she was two years old. When she was nine years old Judith came to this country with her parents and grandparents. She was a graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School. During her working career she was a sales clerk for Jill’s Shoe Box, Puckett’s Jewelery and was a receptionist at Calvert City Quick Lube.
Judith was a caring, loving and devoted wife to her husband of 28 years, Jim Goheen, Calvert City, loving mother to three sons, Tim Lyles, Memphis, Tenn., Bruce Lyles, wife Wendy, and Andy Lyles, all of Calvert City, and one step-son Michael Goheen of Dayton, OH. She was also grandmother to two wonderful granddaughters, Erika Lyles of Louisville and Brooke Lyles of Calvert City. Judy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She was well known in the Calvert City area for her bubbly personality and caring ways endeared to all who came in contact with her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mike Lyles.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 15, in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Chris Moore and Gary Knuckles officiated. Interment followed the service in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Exceptional Center, 198 Old Symsonia Road Benton, KY 42025 or to the St. Judes Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.