Goldie R. Jobe

January 28, 1925 ‒ October 18, 2015

Marengo, Ohio

Goldie R. Jobe, age 90 of Marengo passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Riverside Hospital.

She was born on January 28, 1925 in Trammel, Virginia the youngest child born to the late William and Nicey (Moore) Amburgey.  In the WAVES, Goldie served two years in the US Navy at the close of WW II.  Most proud of the fact that she was the only member of her family to attend college, she earned a business degree from Beckley College.

She married Julian Jobe in 1947; they shared 18 wonderful years before his unexpected passing in 1965. A widow for 50 years she could find no equal to her Julian.

Goldie worked 32 ½ years as the Marengo School secretary for the Highland School District, retiring in 1995.   Over the years it was known that students didn’t mind getting into trouble because the office visit allowed them to visit with Goldie.

She was a member of VFW 8054 Auxiliary, Flamingo Twig, and New Covenant Fellowship Church in Marion.  Goldie also volunteered with the Red Cross and favored eating at the Farmstead Inn.  She enjoyed attending yard sales, gardening, and playing euchre with the Highland ladies retirees.

A collector of memories, she was always willing to share them.  Considered thrifty, she wanted nothing for herself and was willing to help anyone in need. Strong willed and independent, she was dedicated to the needs of her family and will be remembered for her love of each one, especially her grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Pastor Steve (Rene) Jobe of Marengo, Angie (Joe) Hamilton, Brett (Lori) Jobe both of Mt. Gilead, 16 grandchildren David Jobe, Dr. James Paxton, Dean Paxton, Frank Hamilton, Jessica Abrams, Naomi Bullock, J.D. Jobe, Brittany Fell, Brad Fell, Ashley Saulsberry, Kelli Dailey, Shawn Coffey, Dane Jobe, Ciara Coffey, Deadra Jobe, Brandie Fell, numerous great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by son Adrian and her 12 siblings.

Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 229 in Marengo, where services will follow at 6:00 p.m. with her son Pastor Steve Jobe officiating.  Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville, W.V.

Memorial contributions can be made to the New Covenant Fellowship, 224 N. State St., Marion, Ohio 43302.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • My condolences to all Mrs. Jobe’s family and friends.
    I loved this woman like a maw-maw. When I would go into the school I would use the door closest to the office, so I could say “good morning.” She is going to be missed for sure.

  • So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. She was such a very special lady. Always so kind….She was the secretary there when I went to school an when my boys went to school an even my grand children, She will be greatly missed.

  • I’m sorry to hear of Goldie’s passing. I fondly remembered her as the elementary school secretary during my childhood and then enjoyed seeing her at the blood mobile in more recent years. Goldie will be missed.

  • To the Jobe family, I didn’t know your mother or grandma but I did know a few of her grandchildren. May God bless you all at this time and the days to come. I am sure a family reunion happened in Heaven when she arrived.

  • Brett and Family so sorry for your loss. I always remember your Mom from the office when we were in grade school. She always had a smile on her face. Heaven must have surely needed another Angel.

  • I have so many fond memories of Goldie. Always running to the office for pencil’s. She could count on my 5 cents a couple times a week. She always made me smile, she was so kind. My sincere sympathies for you Brett . And to the rest of the family. God Bless you all and strengthen you during this time.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss, Goldie was such a lovely person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Your friends at Morrow County Seniors on Center

  • So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. Goldie was such a sweet lady who I will never forget. She was always so kind to me at school and growing up. Heaven gained an angel!

  • I grew up in Marengo and attended school at Highland West. I was an office worker and I looked forward to my time spent with Mrs. Jobe every day. She was always so kind and made every student feel special. I remember being in awe of how fast she was on the typewriter. Sending prayers to all of you during this difficult time. RIP Mrs. Jobe.

  • So sorry for your loss. Goldie was the sweetest lady, both of my kids went to Highland school while she worked there and they always spoke kind words of her. She was so nice and a gentle soul.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet person. Always a smile when you went to the school office.

  • So sorry to learn of Goldie’s passing. She was a sweet angel here on Earth, and she will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched. Hugs and praters to the family.

  • Angie and Joe, So sorry to hear of Mrs. Jobe’s passing. I enjoyed seeing an visiting with her when I worked at Highland West. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Mrs. Hamilton and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Jobe.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

    With Symphony,
    Lori Davis

  • Goldie was the first person I saw at school for many years and she always had a smile which started my day. I don’t think I ever saw her upset or heard her complain. Someone once said her name should be “Mrs. Job” because of all she did
    Sending heart felt sympathy.

  • To the jobe family, so sorry for your loss. Goldie was the Secretary when I was in school. She always had a smile on her face. God has another angel.

  • Angela,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was always so kind to everyone.
    With our deepest sympathy to you and your brothers.

  • Goldie was a very lovely lady. She made a difference in the lives around her. Deepest sympathy to her family.

  • So sorry to hear of Mrs. Jobe’s passing. Not only was she my school secretary growing up as a student at Highland West but also when I was fortunate enough to work there as a teacher. Her warm smile will be missed and she will be remembered by so many people whose lives she touched just by being in the office every day!

  • Mrs. Jobe was an awesome lady. I wasn’t in trouble alot but when you needed your mom because you were ill Mrs. Jobe was always there to help.
    Sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Goldie passing away. We have the Williams farm just down the road from her. She started as secretary after I graduated in 1959, so I didn’t see her at school. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Angie and family, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I worked with Goldie at Highland West. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her in the office. I don’t think I ever heard her raise her voice to anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  • We want to wish all the Jobe family our deepest sympathy with the passing of your mom. We didn’t know her very well, but her granddaughter and our daughter-in-law
    always spoke so highly of her and the times we were around her she was always very pleasant. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. May God be with you all and give you comfort during your time of need.

  • Brett and family, So sorry for your loss. She touched a lot of hearts with all of us who grew up in Marengo.

  • To the Jobe family,
    We were never honored to meet Miss Goldie, however, we are blessed to know Pastor Steve and his brother and many members of the family. We are sincerely sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    God bless.

  • Goldie was the sweetest lady. Whenever I would go to her house with my grandma (Evelyn) she was always kindhearted. She was a hardworking woman who loved her family. She will be missed my condolances to her vast family and friends.

  • Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers be with you and your family during your time of sorrow.

  • Nothing but found memories of Mrs. Jobe.. I loved seeing her beautiful smile and talking to her she made a bad day a great day She is one thing I really missed from Highland deepest sympathy to The Jobe family…