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Visitation: 12:30 to 2:00 PM Friday January 4, 2019 Parkwood Baptist Church
Service: 2:00 PM Friday January 4, 2019 Parkwood Baptist Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park
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Betty Spears Gohn , 84, of Kannapolis died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at
Tucker Hospice House.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at Parkwood Baptist Church with Revs. Michael Waters, Darrell Coble and Andy Jung officiating. Internment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 to 2:00 PM on Friday prior to the funeral.

Betty was born July 31, 1934 in Cabarrus Co., the daughter of the late Olin and Faye Moody Measmer. She was a lifelong area resident and an active member and organist at Parkwood Baptist Church. Betty worked as a dept. manager for Sears at Carolina Mall until she retired, after which she enjoyed serving as a volunteer at Northeast Medical Center. Earlier in life Betty loved camping at the beach with family, cross stitching, sewing and baking cakes. After retirement she enjoyed traveling and took several Christian Tours. Later in life she enjoyed reading, working jigsaw puzzles and going to lunch with friends. Of all the things she loved, spending time with friends and family was by far her favorite along with pulling for the Atlanta Braves!

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Craig Spears and her second husband Vern Gohn and her two brothers; Jim and Ronald Measmer.

She is survived by her son, Mike Spears (Janice) of Apex, her grandchildren Katie Warner (Luke)of Reston VA and Alan Spears of Charleston, her great-grandson, Everett Warner, her brother-in-law, Jay Spears (Ruby) and her sister-in-law, Sylvia Spears Newsome (Don), as well as many nieces and nephews. Betty is also survived by a dear and loving second family of stepchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or St. Jude Children’s Hosp. 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105, or Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) 4021 Carya Dr. Ste 160, Raleigh, NC 27610

“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

Whitley’s Funeral Home is serving Mrs. Gohn’s family, and online
condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Linda Mikesh
"I worked with Betty at Sears and used to go to the Old Courthouse Theatre with her and Linda Staton. She was extremely lovely and friendly."
From: Jenny and Ken Sparks
"So sad to hear of this loss. What a wonderful lady. Hugs and love. ❤️"
From: Oliver Helen Gohn Terri Rivera randy Gohn myra williams
"Sorry for your loss sending prayers hugs n love"
From: Eric and Jenny Wayne
"A beautiful and Godly woman who shined the love of Christ! So blessed to have known her and called her friend!"
From: Brian & Sherry
"Ms Betty was such a wonderful lady. Always with a smile & kind word. She played the organ at our wedding 18 years ago & always held a special place in our hearts. Thoughts & prayers to family & friends. God bless"
From: Debbie P Fink
"Thinking of you today & recalling Betty so fondly. May God's presence in your lives help heal your hearts as you celebrate a life well-lived."
From: Mary and Bob Warner
"You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. She was a great lady. We so enjoyed meeting her at the wedding. God Bless!"
From: Jeff Hargett
"I have wonderful fond memories of "Miss Betty". She and I spent many hours with the choir at Wil-Mar Park Baptist Church. We also played many organ / piano duets at church. She had a great influence on my involvement in church music even until today. I remember some great times camping at the beach with her and Craig, Grace and June and my parents. She will be missed but is rejoicing today with the heavenly choir!!"
From: Kate Mullins
"Betty was a strong, generous and compassionate soul. I have so many happy memories with her and her family. I'm so grateful for the time I had with Betty laughing around the kitchen table, working puzzles, celebrating special occasions, and conversing on her pack porch swing. She was so loved and will be greatly missed. I wish I could be there today, but my thoughts and heart are with you. May today be a celebration of a beautiful woman and life well lived."