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Arlene Goss

February 10, 1943 — December 26, 2017


Delores Arlene Goss, age 74, of Keokuk, IA, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at her home.

Arlene was born February 10, 1943 in Kahoka, MO, a daughter of James Harold, Sr. and Lorine Young Salyers.

She graduated from Kahoka High School in 1961 and later married Gilbert George "Bounce" Hornung and to this union a son was born. He preceded her in death and she later married Richard Goss and they were the parents of a daughter. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Gilbert Leon "Buddy" Hornung (Desiree Ayers) of Basco, IL; a daughter, Julaine (Lynn) Seibert of Sheldon, MO; a step-son, Richard (Marsha) Ray of Greenfield, MO; twelve grandchildren: Jessica (Hayden) Anderson, Nicole Kalleck, Casey (Brianna) Kalleck, Cody Seibert, Timothy Hornung (Danielle Siegel), Coltan Hornung, Kayle Johnson, Alexis Johnson, Abigail and Makenzie Ayers, Myra Pointer, and Richard Ray, Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren: Brentin, Korbin, and Brody Anderson, Sophie and Alyson Kalleck, Brantley Seibert, Kaysen Johnson, Maddison Phillips, and, Owen, Brook, Connor and Natalie Ray; brothers and sisters: Charles L. (Betty) Salyers of Kahoka, MO; Gary (Jeanne) Salyers of Leland, IL, Gail (Max) Westercamp of Bonaparte, IA, and Sharon (Eric) Sloat of Carthage, IL; sister-in-law, Donna Salyers of Albuquerque, NM; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marvin and James Salyers; and a great grandson, Owen Lee Hornung.

Arlene was manager of Taco Johns in Keokuk for 25 years and later managed Prairie Winds Motel at Carthage. For several years she was employed by Methode in Carthage. When Richard was alive they drove a semi tandem for a period of time. Arlene moved to Joplin and for twenty years managed the Westwood Motel. Following her retirement she returned to the Keokuk/Carthage area. She sold Avon for many years.

She had attended the Assembly of God Church in Keokuk frequently. Arlene love to play Bingo at Hyvee with her sisters, Gail and Sharon. She was an avid reader and loved to put together puzzles and give them as gifts. Her family was very dear to her.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with pastor Kim McNamar officiating. Recorded musical selection was "Amazing Grace". Pallbearers were: Casey Kalleck, Cody Seibert, Timothy Hornung, Coltan Hornung, Richard Ray and Lynn Seibert. Burial followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was open to the public with family receiving friends from 1:30 p.m. Saturday until time of services.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family and checks may be made payable Buddy Hornung.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017
1:30 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2017
2:30 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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