Mildred “Mid” (Kantz) Goss, 98, of Hillsdale, PA went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from St. Andrew’s Village in Indiana, PA.
The daughter of John Wilson and Elda G. (Spicher) Kantz, she was born on January 21, 1923 in Gipsy, PA.
She was a graduate of the Montgomery Township High School.
Mid loved serving the Lord. She was a long time member of the Purchase Line United Methodist (PLUM) Church, where she was active in many areas of the church. Her favorite pastime was quilting with the ladies at PLUM.
On December 31, 1943, Mid married William “Junior” E. Goss and their family grew to include three children.
Mid was devoted to her family and selflessly cared for others ahead of herself. With great love and faithfulness, she dedicated herself to raising her children alone for many years following the death of her husband when he was only thirty-six years old. Her greatest joy was in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Of all her cooking and baking talents, she will be most remembered for her delicious cinnamon rolls. Mid also derived great enjoyment from reading fine books.
She retired from the US Postal Service as the LaJose, PA Post Master.
Mid is survived by her three children: Marilyn Smith (Van) of Cherry Tree, PA; Gary Goss (Amy) of Clymer, PA and Connie Wilcox (Robert) of Saegertown, PA; her eight grandchildren: Corey V. Smith (Jennifer); Mindy G. Elwell (Michael); Stacey M. Bridgman (Matthew); April Shipley (Shane); Amber Frantz (Ryan); Victoria Dishong (Toby); Amanda Sovisky (Tom) and Kimberly Darke and seventeen great grandchildren.
Also surviving are her two sisters: Corrine Marion “Perk” Lamkie of Georgia and Dannene “Tip” Craig of Michigan; her two sisters-in-law: Jane Nulph of Glen Campbell, PA and Phyllis Spicher (William “Bill”) of Rossiter, PA and many nieces and nephews.
Mid was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 16, 1959; her siblings: Alma Louise “Skip” Elbell (Ralph); Beulah “Peg” May (Bob); Bernadine “Bernie” Lockard (Harry) and John “Dan” Kantz (Dorothy); her husband’s parents: Ernest and Bessie Goss; her sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law: Dorothy Armstrong (Clair); Eugene Goss (Theda); Roy L. “Red” Goss (Nancy) and Richard “Rick” Nulph.
Mid’s visitation and funeral service will be held at the Purchase Line United Methodist Church, 17107 Rte 286 Hwy East, Commodore, PA 15729, where there will be viewing from 6-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, 2021 and again from 11:00 a.m.– Noon on Monday, May 10, 2021 immediately followed by a Noon funeral service. Pastor Paul Yarnal and Pastor Raymond Hill will officiate. Interment will be at the Rowley Cemetery, Hillsdale, PA.
Arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Mid’s guestbook and share a condolence message.