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Mary Elizabeth Guthery

Mary Elizabeth Wilson Guthery, 87

Mary Elizabeth Guthery, 87 years, passed to heaven on Aug. 21, 2013, at her home from a short illness, with her daughter, Judy, by her side.
Elizabeth was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Squires, Mo., to Robert “Bob” and Vergie L. (Walker) Spurlock.
Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of Douglas County.
On Sept. 27, 1944, Elizabeth and Clyde Wilson were united in marriage in Mtn. Home, Ark., and to this union one daughter, Judy, was born.
Elizabeth retired from working at Rawlings Sporting Goods in Ava for 28 years. She had also worked at The Highway House Cafe until she was 78 years old.
On Aug. 17, 2003, Elizabeth and Delmar Guthery were united in marriage in Ava, Mo. They enjoyed traveling together.
Elizabeth was a Christian and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Ava. She enjoyed music and loved to sing and play her guitar. Elizabeth was a joy to be with. She was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother and a friend too many.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde in 2000; her granddaughter, Kelly Morpeth and grandson-in-law, Ed Morpeth; her husband, Delmar Guthery; three sisters, Elsie Coy, Norma Rymer and Bobbie Gillespie; a brother, Robert Spurlock; three half brothers; Howard Spurlock, John Turner and Bernie Turner.
Elizabeth is survived by one daughter and husband, Judith “Judy”and Norman Mitchell, Ava, Mo.; two granddaughters, Kristi Payne, Ava, Mo., and Dawn Huff and husband, Tim, Fordland, Mo.; 10 great-grandchildren, Cory and Andy Bengston and Levi and Ashley Morpeth, all of Ava, Valerie McCoy, Farmington, Mo., Brianna Morpeth, Bucyrus, Mo., Amanda and Mackenzie Payne and Gabriel Jackson, all of Ava, Jesse and Shanta Payne, Yukon, Okla., Bo and Haden Huff, Fordland, Mo.; four great-great-grandchildren, Dane and Dylan McCoy, Braxton Morpeth and Elijah Bengston, and two on-the-way; two sisters, Gerry Degase, Ava, Mo., and Faye Ford; one half brother, Norman Spurlock, of Iowa; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Elizabeth will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. to service time in the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert Roberts. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, American Red Cross or Alzheimers Association.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.

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