Frances Pauline (Rieken) Goings was born to Rieke and Tina (Harms) Rieken on September 29, 1933 near Cook, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Johnson, Nebraska. Frances attended country school near Johnson and Johnson High School.
She was united in marriage to Harley C. Goings on December 14, 1952 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Johnson, Nebraska. This union was blessed with three children, Theresa, Vicky and Harley, Jr.
Frances was a wife and homemaker and also cooked for Tecumseh Public Schools for 15 years while her children were growing up. Frances will be fondly remembered for her cinnamon rolls and Runzas she loved to make for others. She worked for a few years at the Johnson County Hospital and also cleaned the Wherry Mortuary along with Shirlee Spence. Frances loved bowling, golfing, travel and raising her beautiful flowers. She was an excellent cook and a loving wife and mother. After Harley and Frances made their home in Tecumseh, they became members of the United Methodist Church in Tecumseh.
She passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 87 years.
Frances is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harley Goings, Sr., daughter, Theresa Borrenpohl and husband Jim, son Harley Goings, Jr. and wife Maureen “Mo” all of Tecumseh, seven grandchildren, James Borrenpohl and wife Briana, Jon Borrenpohl and wife Erica, Jessica Borrenpohl, Jeff Mahoney, Lindy Mahoney, Michael Goings and Jared Goings and wife Stephanie, 8 great-grandchildren, sisters, Peg Thomsen of Lincoln, Tina Green of Auburn and Lena Lotter of Beatrice, sisters-in-law, Vera Rieken of Auburn and Irene Rieken of Nebraska City and brother-in-law Glade Goings of Auburn and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Vicky Mahoney, sisters Ann Wagner, Janet Fletchall and husband Leroy, Alice Harms and husband Don, brothers, Adolph Rieken, Gieko Rieken and wife Dora, Henry Rieken and John Rieken, brothers-in-law, Harvey Hahn, Marvin Green, Larry Lotter and Raymond Thomsen and sister-in-law, Laverne Goings.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with Rev. Rob Clark officiating. The service will be live streamed on the Wherry Mortuary/Wherry Monument Facebook page. A link to the livestream is available on the bottom of Frances' webpage. A luncheon will follow immediately in the United Methodist Church basement.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Memorials may go to the family’s choice.
Interment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.
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