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Dorothy Goebel

Dorothy (Harbaugh) Goebel, owner, funeral director, embalmer, and insurance Pre-need agent has served our communities with excellence for more than 28 years having worked at Goebel Funeral Home prior to attending Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Born in Zanesville in 1954, the fourth child of the late Bernard Harbaugh and Harriett Weiner Harbaugh Densmore of Crooksville, Dorothy graduated from Crooksville High School (also CHS) in 1972, attended Ohio University and graduated from CCMS in 1980, becoming a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1981. She married Pat Goebel in 1982 and worked side by side with him to help raise his two daughters and make Goebel Funeral Home what it is today. Dorothy is a very active member of Church of the Atonement Catholic Church, Ohio Funeral Directors Assoc., Ohio Embalmers Assoc., and VFW 9090 Auxiliary. She shares Pat’s hobbies of fishing, hunting, gardening, shooting sports, cooking and canning, and caring for their 17 pets. Dorothy is also an avid dancer, taking dance classes since the age of 4 and she spent many years teaching dance. She still takes classes in clogging, tap, and jazz. Dorothy has made it her life’s work to provide the finest care possible to all the families who are served in their time of need by Goebel Funeral Home and its very capable staff.


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