Arline B. (Bean) Gohean, 96, wife of the late Charles A. Gohean Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Manatawny Manor in East Coventry.

Born in Kenilworth, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Elizabeth K. (Koch) Bean.

Arline was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Pottstown.

Surviving is her son Richard C. Gohean; daughter Susan Griscom, wife of the late Robert Griscom; brother Ronald Bean; sisters Ethel Miller and Martha Baynes; grandchildren John Gohean, Rachel Davis, wife of Eric, Stephen Griscom, and Sharon Griscom-Borst, wife of Scott; and 3 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her 2 brothers Harold Bean and Carl Bean; and sister Myrtle Barto.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464). Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will also be held on Friday, March 11, 2022, from 10:00-11:00AM at the funeral home.

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My aunt Arline was a strong, independent woman. She had an incredible memory of family history that was so valuable to all of us who were interested in learning more about our ancestors. I remember playing with my cousins at her house when I was a child and she was such a nice host. Her extended family will miss her very much. May she Rest In Peace.

~ Larry Barto
3/10/2022 2:12:13 PM

Arline always welcomed me with a big smile and caring words. I remember her at Ringing Rocks Elementary School when I studied there and as a good friend of my Mom's at FBC. A great achievement to have lived 96 years, to have raised a loving family, and to have lived so independently in her eighties and nineties. I looked forward to seeing her when I would return to FBC over the years. What a blessing you have been to so many, Mrs. Gohean! I hope your transition to the next life has been a gentle one.

~ Holly Hayer Huntingdon, PA
3/8/2022 4:58:41 PM

I loved Arline. She was a wonderful woman. I have known her many years, both through the church as well as through both of us working at Ringing Rocjs Ekementary School many years ago. I used to talk with her several times a week while at the school. She will be missed by her friends at First Baptist Church.

~ Dr. Myra Forrest
3/8/2022 11:26:32 AM