Tipp City Herald
July 5, 1989
GOUBEAUX, FR. CLEMENT - Funeral Mass celebrated for Fr. Clement Goubeaux - A celebrated funeral Mass was said at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 3, in St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena for the Rev. Clement N. Goubeaux, C.PP.S., age 85, who died in Community Hospital, Coldwater on June 28.  He was well known in the Tipp City area as he spent vacations with his brother, the late Felix Goubeaux and his family and frequently celebrated Mass in the local church.  He was born June 29, 1903 in Russia, Ohio, the son of August and Mary Cordonnier Goubeaux.  He is survived by one brother Edward of Russia.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers (one of them Felix of Tipp City) and two sisters.  Father Goubeaux spent his younger years on a farm and attended Francis Special Public School and St. Remy's Catholic School in Russia.  In Sept., 1935, he entered St. Mary's Novitiate at Burkettsville and spent one year; completing high school and junior college at St. Joseph College at Rensslaer, Ind.  He then studied philosophy and theology at St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena for six years.  Ordained on May 10, 1936, he became chaplain at Maria Stein for the Sisters of the Precious Blood.  In August 1936 he was assigned to St. Mary's Novitiate for 11 years where he served as assistant master of novices; novice master, procurator and superior of the novitiate.  He then worked in the Diocese of Alexandria, La. at Evergreen, Homer and the Mission of Haynesville, La. where he built the first Catholic church at that location.  In 1954, he was assigned to St. Mary's Church, Garden City, Kansas and during 10 years, remodeled the church and school, built a center and added office space to the rectory.  In 1964 he served in Hill City, Kansas for six months before returning to Ohio to St. Rose Catholic Church in Mercer County.  After 11 1/2 years as pastor at St. Rose, he retired to St. Charles on Sept. 2, 1976.  Following retirement, he assisted at St. Remy's, the parish of his birth.  The Very Rev. John Kalicky, C.PP.S., provincial of the order officiated at the funeral Mass.  Burial was in the seminary cemetery.  Arrangements were by Hogenbany's Funeral Home at St. Henry.

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