Valerie A. Goebel, 53, of Canton passed away on November 3, 2017. Valerie was born in Canton, Ohio on March 8, 1964. She was graduate of Perry High School class of 1983 and attended Stark State College for Culinary Arts. Valerie was employed by Aultman Hospital as a housekeeper for 13 years and was a private home health aide. Val was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and friend. She was an excellent cook and loved to feed the family large healthy meals. She went all-out with decorations to make things festive for the kids. Val loved to laugh. Her laugh was so fun you couldn't help but start laughing too. She was a strong woman, fiercely protective of those she loved. She worked tirelessly and looked forward to spending time with the grandkids. She was a fighter, never letting adversity break her spirit. In her last years learning to live with diabetes, she boosted her spirits with crafting gifts for anyone she encountered. Valerie will be missed by those who loved her but we pray her spirit will inspire us all to laugh and love more, care for the kids and never give up. Preceded in death by her father Melvin Zinn and brother Monte Zinn. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 John Goebel; children Arianna Zinn, Nick Goebel, Jennifer (Brian) Johnson and Sonia Bingham; grandsons Joshy, Lucas, Thomas and Oscar; mother Shirley Zinn; sisters Laura, Pam and Christina and brother Michael. A memorial service will be at 3 PM on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Reed Funeral Home CANTON CHAPEL. Family and friends may visit from 2-3 PM on Saturday prior to the service. The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com.