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Doris Estelle Gohmann

Doris Estelle (Nee Herbold) Gohmann, died quietly on December 22, 2021. She was 96 years old. She was born on November 29, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky to Edward and Amber Herbold. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 67 years, Dr. Joseph Gohmann, whom she met while attending the University of Louisville. Doris was a dedicated wife, mother and accomplished hostess. To her family, our Mimi was the embodiment of beauty and grace. She was a devoted mother grandmother and friend. In addition to enjoying time with her family and close friends, Doris loved golf, bridge and world travel. She was a wholehearted supporter of local organizations, notable, The Women's Medical Society Auxiliary of which she was the President twice, The Southern Ohio Museum and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Doris and Joe were generous benefactors of the Portsmouth area.

She is survived by her children: Sandra (George) White, Frederick (Krista) Gohmann, Rebecca (Christopher) Bechhold, and Jennifer (Samuel) Duff, Grandchildren: Margaret (John) White-Calanog, Adam (Carrie) White, Emma Gohmann, Christina (Andrew) Russ, Claire (Erik) Johnson, Joe (Rebecca) Guilkey, Aaron (Rachel) Guilkey and Henry Guilkey. Doris was blessed with 7 Great Grandchildren: Annie White, Emmie White, Peter White-Meridian, James and Mercy White-Calanog, Celeste Russ and Theodore Johnson.

A family remembrance will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Doris' name to The Southern Ohio Museum or The Portsmouth Wind Symphony.

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Dear Sandy, Fred, Rebecca, and Jennifer,

I'm sorry to learn of your mother's death. Please know you have my deep condolence. Doris and Joe Gohmann were good friends of mine when I lived in Portsmouth, and I valued their friendship. I have a happy family memory I'd like to share: Rebecca, you may remember that I played the organ for your wedding at Holy Redeemer. After the processional, I enjoyed sitting in the gallery watching the ceremony, especially your young niece and nephew, Margaret and Adam. Margaret was so proper and attentive, while Adam enjoyed looking around at the congregation. Several times, Margaret would frown at Adam and mouth his name to get him to focus on the ceremony. I'm sure the congregation enjoyed the moment as much as I did. God's peace to you all.

David Horr, Tucson, AZ

DAVID HORR Dec 31 2021 12:20 PM

Rest In Peace my sweet friend. I will always cherish our conversations and time we spent together. Love you always

Jonna cook Dec 30 2021 10:38 AM

Due to the pandemic, the other Eucharistic Ministers and I have not seen Doris for 21 months. However, we did try to keep her spirits up and let her know that she was thought of often and loved through weekly correspondences of cards or brief notes. Doris was a kind and fine lady. Our sympathies are extended to Sandy and her siblings, the grandchildren, and great grandchildren. God bless all of you.

Wanda Dengel Dec 28 2021 6:15 PM