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Dorothy R. Guthrie

November 13, 1926 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 94)


Dorothy R. Guthrie, age 94, of Swansea, IL, born on November 13, 1926, in St. Louis, MO, died on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at The Shrine Dammert Care Center, Belleville, IL.

Dorothy was an Assistant Librarian for the Fairview Heights Library and retired after 20 years, and she was part of the mall walker group.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Groves H. Guthrie; her parents, Arthur and Irene, nee Donoghue Plate; her six sisters, and one brother.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Sharon Boyd (former husband, Gayle Boyd) of O’Fallon, MO, Sandra Guthrie of Swansea, IL, Gary (Cindy) Guthrie of Fairview Heights, IL, and Keith (Mary Ann) of Pensacola, FL; 7 grandchildren, Brian (Terry) Boyd, Patrick (Sheri) Boyd, Jenny (Rob) Rowlett, Megan (Josh) Burns, Michael (Shaina) Patti, Abigail Guthrie, and Rachael Guthrie; and her 9 great-grandchildren, Cloie, Dayna, Nicholas, Heather, Stephanie, Owen, Austin, Ethan and Lily.

Private visitation and funeral services will be held at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.

Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


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Kassly Mortuary, Ltd (Fairvew Heights)


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