Obituaries

Alma Jane Gouin

10/01/1936 - 09/12/2023

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Obituary For Alma Jane Gouin

Lima, Ohio

Alma Jane (Batch) Gouin, age 86, went home to the Lord unexpectedly at 5:35 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Lima Memorial Health System with the love of her family by her side.

Alma was born October 1, 1936, in Westminster, OH, to the late Claude E. and Marcella (Stevenson) Batch. On January 18, 1958, she married Don Gouin who preceded her in death on July 15, 2009.

Alma was a 1954 graduate of Shawnee High School. She was very active at St. Mark's Methodist Church and its WINGS program. Alma was a talented musician and played the Tenor Saxophone in the Hallelujah Saints Community Band. She was an avid bowler for many years and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Elizabeth (Kent) McCleary of Gomer, Barbara (Brian) Sutton of Columbus, and Carl Gouin of Whitehouse; seven grandchildren, Joe (Rachael) McCleary, Sarah (Kane) Brookman, Josephine Sutton, Kristi Sutton, Jaclynn Sutton, Alexis Gouin, and Brody Gouin; eight great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Rayella, Jaxson, Mason, Blake, Kilynn, Ryder and Hunter; brother, Ed (Kay) Batch; sister, Marilyn Foley; and sister-in-law, Jeanne (Norman) Bazinet.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Kent R.E. McCleary, and brother-in-law, Gene Foley.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Pastor Ted Bible will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the funeral home and again from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Methodist Church, 1110 N. Metcalf St. Lima, OH 45801 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Services

15 Sep

Visitation

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
15 Sep

Visitation

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
16 Sep

Visitation

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
16 Sep

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 09/21/2023

    I met Alma only once and just this year, playing music for our village with daughter Barb. She seemed a lovely person and I know she was because she has such a fantastic daughter in Barb. Alma lives on through Barb and all her children, grandchildren and great grand children.

  • 09/16/2023

    My family's condolences to all the Gouin kids and their families. Texts flew as soon as we learned of Alma's passing. She was an Oden family favorite! We all grew up attending St. Mark's and Alma was always there, singing, greeting, bowling, teaching, reaching out with all of her warmth, humor and caring. We will all miss her. I'm sorry we could not get to Ohio to attend her funeral. I will always remember that she braved the Pandemic to attend my mother's funeral. She was an outstanding human being and I'm sure God was smiling when she arrived!

  • 09/15/2023

    I went to church with Alma. I haven't known her very long but she always made me feel welcomed every Sunday. I will miss our little chats. She was a ray of sunshine!

  • 09/15/2023

    Sending deepest sympathy to the family. Will remember Alma for her beautiful generous spirit and friendliness. Alma always had a greeting for members of the HSB. Will miss her.

  • 09/14/2023

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Alma and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 09/13/2023

    Alma was the first person I met and had a conversation with when I re-visited my old church, St Mark's UMC. She spoke of her husband as a POW in WWII as she raised her 3 children. Alma was such a gentle, sweet, strong lady, and will be greatly missed by everyone who met her. Rest in Peace, Alma. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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