Greta June Goveia
Greta June Goveia, 86, of Springfield, died at 1:02 pm, Friday, March 6, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. She was born December 8, 1928 in Detroit, MI. to John Elmer and Tina Mae Stanfield Lundgren. She married Alvin L. Goveia on April 2, 1950 he preceded her in death on May 4, 2007. Her parents, one brother, Charles Lundgren, one step-sister, Bertha Pierce, one nephew, John J. Lundgren all preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen (Garrett) Goveia-Regelman of Maryville, IL; two sons, Stephen (Linda) Goveia of Livermoore, CA; Rick (Lynn) Goveia of New River, AZ; five grandchildren, Aquinnah Grace Goveia; Laurel and Claire Goveia; Ryan and Alexi Regelman; one niece, Nancy Peterson of Casa Grande, AZ and two cousins Sara Smoczyk of Chatham and Vivian Shellhammer of Springfield.
She retired from the State of Illinois at the Department of Education as an administrative assistant and previously had worked for Illinois Bell.
Greta was a member of Unity Church of Christianity previously Lutheran Memorial Church. She was also a member of the Garden Club, she enjoyed playing the piano, outdoor activities like golf and gardening as well as socializing and playing dominos/cards with friends. She will always be remembered for her kind/positive spirit and optimistic view on life.
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Staab Funeral home with Pat Meeter officiating.