Celebrating 100 Years

January 08, 2020

Friends and family are invited to Paul Gosney’s 100th birthday celebration on Saturday, January 11 at the LaGrange Community Youth Center from 2 to 5 p.m.

Paul was born January 12, 1920 on the family farm on St. Hwy AA east of Durham, Mo. His parents were John William (Bill) Gosney and Anna (Gnuse) Gosney. He is the oldest of six boys. Paul married I. Faye Higley on January 16, 1944. She passed away in August, 2012. Paul worked for Moorman Mfg. for over 30 years, retiring in 1982 and after retirement worked at Matthews Hardwood. After their two children graduated from High School in Quincy, Paul and Faye moved to rural Liberty. Paul loved to deer hunt, fish and do carpentry which he sold at Quincy’s Farmers Market for a number of years. He made many wooden treasures, including tables and chairs, cradles and kid toys.

He always enjoyed farming and is still active. He enjoys going places, visiting with family and friends and is an avid reader, especially westerns. He and Faye attended the Liberty Christian Church for many years.

He was two children, Roger Gosney of Memphis, Mo., and Sharon Sherwood of LaGrange, Mo. He has five grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Those that cannoy attend the birthday celebration, may send birthday wishes to Paul Gosney, 3424 N. 5th, Quincy, Ill. 62305.