Louise Goldie Ivan, 98 of Beckley passed away Sunday December 21, 2014 at the Bowers Hospice House following a long illness. Born in Princeton, West Virginia on December 18, 1916, she was a daughter to Alonzo G. and Emma Ramey Hearn and granddaughter to Hon. James Hearn and Esther Catherine Deweese. She had been a resident of Beckley since 1943.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Ivan, Jr. in 1984. A son, Kevin in 1994, brothers: Bernard, Otis, Charles, Walter, Lawrence, sisters: Maud, Bessie, Minnie, Ruby, Leona, and Mable and was the last child of the 12.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Becky Leach and husband, Jeffrey of Beckley. Two First Cousins, Mrs .Louise Via Thorn of Princeton and Mrs. Helen Ramey Hawkes of Martinsville, Virginia and respective families. A host of nieces and nephews that extend to 5 generations from her sibling families. Special Nieces: Elline Swadis, Carol Floyd, Dorothy McCracken, Dottie M. Wagner, and Nephews, Gene McCracken and Rev Jim Floyd, also special friends Nadine Dingess and Janet Lilly.
Goldie married Joe in August 1939; moved to Prosperity, WV; and was a faithful member of the Beckley Church of God for over 65 years. Her business ventures were several antique shops and teaching music to a host of budding and successful musicians. Most of all, she held high her testimony of Christianity and was a faithful prayer warrior.
Thanks to Vickie Fatony, cna, the staff of Bowers Hospice House. Rev. Donald Snyder/First Christian Church, Dr. Joe Golden, and the Beckley Church of God.
Services will be Tuesday, December 23rd, Beckley Church of God, 2213 S. Kanawha St., Beckley WV 25801 at 2 PM., with Rev Dr. John Sanger, and Bishop F. D. Sexton. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service. Family friends will serve as Pallbearers. .
In Lieu of Flowers, family suggests donations to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Dr., Beckley WV 25801 or the Beckley Church of God, P.O. Box 3088, East Beckley Station, Beckley WV 25801
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.