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Mary Veronica Gothup

January 1, 1927 July 10, 2019
Mary Veronica Gothup
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Obituary for Mary Veronica Gothup

Veronica Gothup, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at McLaren Central Michigan. She was born January 1, 1927, in Rosebush, Michigan, daughter of the late James Bernard and Tweedie Ina (Prout) West. A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1945, Veronica married Keith Gothup on June 29, 1946, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Leaton. She and her husband owned and operated Gothup Heating & Air until they sold the business in 1994. One of her first jobs was as a telephone operator. She also worked as a nurse’s aide at the Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities. Some of her favorite pastimes were golfing, traveling, and attending activities at the Moose Lodge and Knights of Columbus. Veronica was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and former member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Beal City, member of the Altar Society, and was instrumental in the building of Sacred Heart Church in 1968. She also belonged to the VFW ladies auxiliary. Veronica is survived by three children, James (Judy) Gothup of St. Johns, Janet (Tom) Fox of Franklin, TN, and Jill (Rich) Myer of Grand Rapids; seven grandchildren, Jeff (Rita) Gothup, Jamie (Kris) Ettinger, Joshua (Blue) Fox, Erika (Ryan) Bair, Ryan (Martha) Fox, Arielle Myer, and Holly Myer; eight great grandchildren, Reagan, Christian, Ian, McLean, Lucy, Kennedy, Karaline, and Kasen; her sister, Florence ‘Tip’ Phillips of Mt. Pleasant; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith (1999); and brothers and in-laws, Ace ‘Butch’ West, Joe and Rose West, Jack and Betty West, Mike and Barb West, Dick West, and William ‘Bill’ Phillips. A Funeral Mass for Veronica will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Loren Kalinowski as celebrant. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Commission on Aging or Isabella County Medical Care Facility. Envelopes will be available at the church.


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Service

Monday

15

Jul

11:00 AM 7/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

302 S. Kinney
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Mass

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
302 S. Kinney Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Luncheon

Monday

15

Jul

12:00 PM 7/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
Sacred Heart Parish Hall

319 W. Illinois St.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Sacred Heart Parish Hall
319 W. Illinois St. Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Henry Cemetery Final Resting Place

4079 E. Vernon Rd.
Rosebush , MI 48878

4079 E. Vernon Rd. Rosebush 48878 MI
United States
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