Josephine M. Guy, 87, Walnut, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul where she entered in December 2009.
She was born July 2, 1922, at Walnut to Orville and Mabel Craig Lowe. She attended high school for three years in Stark and graduated from Savonburg High School.
She married Lloyd B. Guy on Dec. 30, 1939, at Lamar, Mo. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in December. He survives.
She was a farm wife and they were lifelong farmers at rural Walnut.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, gardening and raising chickens.
She was a Christian.
Other survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Diantha and Richard Lusebrink, Queen Creek, Ariz., Donna and Little Gillard, Girard, and Linda Sartin, Girard; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Elaine Guy, Walnut; eight grandchildren, Greg Fager, Michelle Guy Robinson, Brian Guy, Johnna Stolte Roland, Andrew Stolte, Jolene Roberts Batalia, Jessica Roberts Johnson, and William Sartin; twelve great-grandchildren, Patrick and Edwin Fager, Cole and Matthew Robinson, Carson and Avery Roland, Samantha and Ben Guy, Charles, Eli and Caleb Johnson, and Aiden Batalia.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lowe; six sisters, Ruby Watts, Ferrol Kelsey, Nola Nelson, Hazel Brooks, Dixie Chincella, and Dorothy Conner; a grandson, David Fager; and a granddaughter, Julia Roberts.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Guy will then be cremated and family graveside services will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Erie at a later date.
Contributions to the Prairie Mission Retirement Village Activities Fund may be left at Prairie Mission Retirement Village or Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, KS 66743.