Remembering former State Representative Goble

Ed Goble-left courtesy of The Republic

Batesville, IN—Edward E. Goble, age 81 of Batesville, passed away on Monday.  You maybe remember Ed served ten counties during his 24 years as a state legislator from 1970 – 1994, holding the position of majority whip and minority whip in addition to serving on numerous committees while in the statehouse.

State Sen. Jean Leising stated, about her interactions with Ed, “It was a different era in Indiana politics and he certainly worked hard to serve his constituents and I feel that is reflected in the fact that he served there for 24 years. ”

According to a Greensburg Daily News article from 1976- Ed served as the past president of the Ripley county young democrats and was the campaign coordinator for congressman lee Hamilton.

Ed was also a former member of the Batesville Fire Department, Community Mental Health Board of Directors, New Horizons Board of Directors and during his time in the statehouse, he was instrumental in the construction of State Road 129, serving as Indiana chairman of the Indiana Transportation Advisory commission in 1976.

Through all his work for our area and the state, Ed was a member of St. Louis Church, The American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 and it is noted that family always came first As he was a devout family man, spending time with his loving wife Clara, and children Lee Ann, Lori, and Larry.

A link to his obituary can be found here.