Archive for Thursday, May 13, 2004

Grover C. Guffey


May 13, 2004

Services for Grover Cleo Guffey, 83, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial with American Legion honors will be in Winchester-Wise Cemetery.
Mr. Guffey died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Humiston, Iowa, the son of Virl and Gladys Mae Bland Guffey. He graduated from Glenwood (Mo.) High School and from Agricultural Farm School in Unionville, Mo. He moved from Linwood to the McLouth area in 1961.
Mr. Guffey was a mixer controlman and ball mill operator for Lone Star Cement Company in Bonner Springs for 30 years before he retired in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received two Bronze Stars for his service 50 years after his honorable discharge. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 225 in Ozawkie.
He married Norma Jean Glaspie on April 20, 1946. She died April 5, 1981.
A son, Grover Guffey Jr.; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson died earlier.
Survivors include three sons, John Guffey, Archie, Mo., Melvin Guffey, Lakeside, Calif., and Richard Guffey, McLouth; two daughters, Mary Lou Guffey, Kansas City, Kan., and Betty Gast, McLouth; a sister, Viola Ziech, Rockford, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's Foundation or World War II Memorial in McLouth, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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