Augusta V. “Gussie” Hope age 96, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:27 P.M. on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. Gussie was born January 18, 1916 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Albert & Nettie (Epps) Goens.
Gussie is survived by her children, Barbara Smith of Colorado, James “Tom” & Pat Hope of Greenville, Greta Werner of Greenville and Bill & Connie Hope of Indiana; 20 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 31 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Gussie is also preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth, Chester and Lawrence Goens; and sisters, Marie Holland, Dora Goens, Pauline Archey, Loma Fackson, Treca Milton, Treva Bass and Hazel Schuster.
Gussie was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Wesleyan Church, Greenville.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville with Rev. Rodney Slade officiating. Burial will follow in Bass Cemetery in Liberty Township, Darke County. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com