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Mary Virginia GuthriePassing: November 25, 2017


Haverly Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 29th 10:00 am


Haverly Funeral Chapel

Tuesday, November 28th @ 4:00-7:00 pm


Knott Cemetery

Wednesday, November 29th

MITCHELL – Mary Virginia Guthrie, 90, passed away Saturday, November 25, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 3, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ray and Addie (Clements) Gaines.  She married Manuel Guthrie in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

Mary retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center—Crane, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1945.  She was past president and life member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens.  She was a former member of the Lawrence County Art Association, Crane Retirees, and past president of precinct committee chairpersons.  Mary attended the First Baptist Church and had been honored as Mitchell Volunteer of the Year.

Randy Guthrie of Mitchell
Merlin (Sandy) Guthrie of Crawfordsville
4 grandchildren
4 great grandchildren
Betty (Tom) Gerkin of Bedford
Raymond (Jerri) Gaines of Bedford
Roland (Patsy) Gaines of Mitchell

Her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Cathy Guthrie; and sisters, Jeanette Gaines and Marjorie Wright, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Butch Chastain and Jim Russell officiating.  Burial will be in Knott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: November 30, 2017
    I'm so very sorry Randy. I thought the world of your mother! She was the definition of kindness and acceptance. I always enjoyed running into her and Addie out and about. Again I'm just so very sorry.
  2. Guest: Timmi Wingler | Phoenix , AZ.
    Date: November 28, 2017
    Rest in peace Mary . My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends during this devastating time
  3. Guest: Victoria Rogers | MITCHELL
    Date: November 28, 2017
    Randy, You and the family is in my prayers! It was a long journey and Mary is now at rest.
  4. Guest: Deanna Kay Ely | Mitchell
    Date: November 27, 2017
    Rolland, Patsy, and the Gaines family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I met Mary at Mitchell Manor when her mother was a patient there, she was a kind lady and will be missed.
  5. Guest: David & Luella Russell- Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell, In
    Date: November 27, 2017
    Randy- families,Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
  6. Guest: Jeff and Becky Brumage | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 26, 2017
    Randy, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Prayers going out to you and your entire family.
  7. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 26, 2017
    Dear Betty - Roland & families.. Sorry to learn of the passing of your sister.. How blessed to have had her in your lives for so long.. May the Good Lord grant you the peace that passes understanding at this sad time.
  8. Guest: Sharon Nash | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 25, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers for all of Mary Guthrie's family. She was a wonderful woman. Jim & Sharon Nash