|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1951|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2010|
Darrell Arthur Guthery
Darrell Arthur Guthery was born August 25, 1951, in Norwood, Mo., to Freddy and Orva (Douglas) Guthery. He departed this life Friday, January 15, 2010, in his home, at the age of 58, surrounded by his family and loved ones.
He grew up on a small farm near Mansfield, Mo., and graduated from Mansfield High School in the Class of 1969. On June 23, 1973, he married Jane Ann Rhoads and they started their life together in Springfield, Mo., and later moved to Fordland, Mo., to start a home and family. To this union two children were born, Anna Jane Guthery and Nicholas "Nick" Guthery. Darrell had made his profession of faith in Christ at an early age and was a member of the Diggins Baptist Church. He held the position of Moderator of the Webster County Baptist Association for several years, and also served as Alderman and Mayor of Fordland for some time.
He retired from Ridewell Corporation in July of 2009, after 25 years of employment, and had also served as Union Steward of Teamsters Local 245.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his parents-in-law, Stanford and Laura Rhoads.
Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jane of the home; his daughter, Anna Watts and her husband, Dallas of Rogers, Ark.; his son, Nicholas "Nick" Lynn Guthery and his wife, Christine of Fordland, Mo.; three grandsons, Garrett, Jackson and Lucas Watts; a sister, Darlene March of Ava, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Steve Rhoads and his wife, Vicky of Lebanon, Mo.; and four nephews, one niece, several cousins, and a host of friends.
Throughout his life, Darrell enjoyed reading, mechanics, and discovering what makes objects work. In his spare time, he and Jane enjoyed "bargain-hunting" at garage sales and auctions, weekend drives, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Darrell was a genuine, honest, hard working, trust-worthy man, and was a loving husband, a giving and wonderful father, and a great friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2010, in Holman-Howe Chapel, in Seymour, Mo., with Rev's Gary Dedmon, Bud Dedmon and Rick Owsley officiating.
Burial will be in Seymour Masonic Cemetery under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour. Visitation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today (Sunday), in the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhoweseymour.com.
Seymour Masonic Cemetery
Created by: Larry Boyd
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
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