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William Robert “Mike” GuthriePassing: December 18, 2012


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, December 21st @ 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, December 20th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, December 21st @ 12:00-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, December 21st

 MITCHELL – William Robert “Mike” Guthrie, 81, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 9, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Raymond and Molly (Murphin) Guthrie.  He married Mary Lorene Boyles February 21, 1952.

William retired from General Motors and was a 1949 graduate of Medora High School.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving:  wife,
Mary Lorene Guthrie, Mitchell

Stephen (Teresa Lynn) Guthrie, Lawrenceburg
Michael Guthrie and companion, Donna Parish, Mitchell
Jeffery (Diane) Guthrie, Mitchell

Sandra (Don) Lewis, Mitchell
Connie (Joe) Hill, Bedford

  9 grandchildren

 11 step grandchildren

 15 great grandchildren

   1 great great grandson

Jim Guthrie, Bedford
George Guthrie, Columbus
Arthur Guthrie, Bedford
Stanley Guthrie, Bedford
Myrtle Arnold, Bedford
Clara Deaton, Bedford

several nieces and nephews

His parents; daughter, Cathy Guthrie; and brother, Joe Guthrie, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Fred Barger officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

 Memorial Gifts:  Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association

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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tia GUTHRIE | Mitchell, In.
    Date: January 5, 2016
    I love you like crazy papa! And I miss you dearly if not more! One fine day we shall see each other again. I can continue to drink up all your coffee from your cup, and patiently wait sitting at your feet while you peel me an apple and sneak a couple of the peeling slices when your not looking! I love you so much papa! I'm so glad your feeling better, and I will to some day. Love your little T~Bird forever! I miss you! XOXOXOXO
  2. Guest: Frankie and Paige Earl | MedoraIn
    Date: December 21, 2012
    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
  3. Guest: Kaye Boyles Bough | Scottsboro, AL
    Date: December 20, 2012
    Mary Lorene, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Please tell Steve and the rest of the children that I send my thoughts and prayers. My father, Medford Boyles, left this earthly home on Dec. 18, 1986 and I miss him especially at Christmas time. I know that Mike will live in your heart forever too.
  4. Guest: Heather and Dave Dulle | Cincinnati, Ohio
    Date: December 19, 2012
    Steve - our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this tough time. We never met your father but if he is anything like you - he was a great man.
  5. Guest: Rick and Janice Ramey | Mitchell, In47446
    Date: December 19, 2012
    Rick and I would like to extend our sincere sympathies to all the family. We recently went through this with the loss of Mother. I am sure he is in a better place and is resting peacefully. We hope you will find solace in in this along with the fond memories you have of your Dad.
  6. Guest: Lela Howell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 18, 2012
    So very sorry---he was such a nice guy and good neighbor
  7. Guest: Jim Guthrie @ Patty | Bedford, In.
    Date: December 18, 2012
    Brother you will be missed dearly. Love always, Jim