Funeral services for Iona H. Guthrie, 77, of the Tanglewood community, near Lexington, will b e held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2011, at St. John’s United Met ho dist Church in Rockdale, with Rev. John Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Guthrie Family Cemetery in Milano.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mrs. Guthrie died Saturday in a Round Rock hospital.
She was born July 9, 1934, in Roy, New Mexico, to Edwin H. and Faye Ross Hughes.
She married Jesse Guthrie in 1952 and he preceded her in death in 2005.
Mrs. Guthrie was a retired school teacher, having taught 15 years in the Lexington and Thorndale Independent School Districts.
She taught Sunday school, played the piano and sang in the choir at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rockdale, where she was a longtime member.
Mrs. Guthrie was a member of the Eastern Star in Rockdale and volunteered at Lucy Hill Patterson Library.
The light of her life were her grandchildren. Mrs. Guthrie never missed a ballgame or any event that involved her grandchildren.
Survivors are a son, Melton and wife Iris of Milano; a daughter, Karla G. Fuchs and husband David of Round Rock; a brother, Marion Hughes of Pasco, Washington; and two grandchildren, Tennyson and Stonie Lyn Guthrie of Milano.
Memorials may be made to the charity of giver’s choice.