|Birth: ||Jun. 1, 1910|
Deaf Smith County
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1976|
Funeral services for Galen A. Guffy, 65, of rural Onaga, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Congregational Church here with the Rev. Clifton B. Kruse and the Rev. M. H. Marshall officiating. Interment was in Onaga Cemetery.
Mr. Guffy died Thursday, January 15 at his home south of Onaga. He had a heart ailment and had been in ill health for several years.
He was born June 1, 1910 at Hereford, Texas and moved to Kansas at an early age where he attended Onaga schools, graduating from Onaga Rural High School with the class of 1927. He was a farmer and stockman.
He was a veteran of World War II and served four years in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7772 and American Legion Post No. 85, both at Onaga.
Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Shattuck, to whom he was married November 15, 1950 at Grand Island, Nebraska; a brother, Max Guffy of Oakland, California and a sister, Mrs. Rheva Ward of Terrebonne, Oregon.
Onaga Obituary for his wife Ruth Guffy:
Ruth Guffy, 85, of Wedgewood Nursing Home, Grand Island, Nebraska, died Wednesday, March 15, at the home.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 1989, from the chapel of the Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home.
Mrs. Guffy was born August 20, 1903 at Yorkvale, Illinois to Amos and Clara Craig Shattuck. The family moved to Cairo, Nebraska in the early 1900's and to Grand Island in 1919. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1921 and from Grand Island Baptist College in 1924. She received her master's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1926. She also studied at the Universities of Chicago and Pennsylvania where she did research work.
She was married to Galen Guffy in Grand Island on March 15, 1950. The family moved to Onaga, Kansas where she taught in the Onaga school system. Mr. Guffy died January 14, 1976 and she returned to Grand Island later that year.
She was a member of the Baptist faith, the Kansas Teachers Association and the University Women.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Krall of Grand Island and Mrs. Milton (Lucille) Stitt of Carmel, California; three brothers, Gordan Shattuck of Seattle, Washington; Paul Shattuck of Merced, California; and Bruce Shattuck of Novato, California and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Frances Richman.
Richard Grant Guffy (1868 - 1948)
Ina Leah Hines Guffy (1880 - 1956)
Created by: Matthew Broyles
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
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