Barbara Ann Guthrie

Born: Sun., Aug. 30, 1942
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 05, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 05, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Barbara Ann Guthrie, 75, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on August 30, 1942 to Clyde and Nola Wineland Baughman.  

Barb graduated from Pleasant Hill High School.  She went on to attend Quincy University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Western University, where she received her Master's degree.  She first taught fifth grade in Hull, later moving to the Barry School system where she taught for 27 years.   After retiring, Barb moved to Pittsfield and became very active at the United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed helping people learn to read. She also loved quilting and tending to her flower garden.

Barb was a member and Recording Secretary of the Illinois State Board of Education and was the President of Mississippi Valley Reading Council. She was also a member of Pike County H.C.E., Madonna Fellowship, and the Quilting Club.

She is survived by a son, Michael Kent Guthrie of Waverly, IL; two grandchildren, Dillan and Caleb Guthrie; and a special friend, Larry Gooud of Pittsfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 2 brothers Lawrence Baughman and Bruce Baughman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Reverend Tom Wilbur officiating. Interment will follow at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. There will be a visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday January 5, 2018 prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Crescent Heights Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organization:

Crescent Heights Cemetery
Pleasant Hill, IL

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ROGER D HANLIN and Tammy Joyce Hanlin
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
What a wonderful teacher and person Barbara was....Prayers for all her family...

Pat Ruble
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
I am so sorry Barb was one of my friends. Pat Ruble

   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
So sorry to hear. Our deepest condolence to the family. Mark and Becky Wintjen Yukon, Ok.

Alyce Ann Wintjen Selby
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
I am so sorry for the family's loss. Barbara was my cousin. Barbara's mother Aunt Nola and my grandmother Gladys Wineland Wintjen were sisters.

Dorothy Yaeger
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I keep Barbara from high school and when she visited family in Summer Hill.

Agnes Peile
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
To the family and friends my sincere sympathy. Barb was a lovely person.

Linda Freesmeyer Shotts
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
I knew Barb in high school—always admired her. So sorry for your loss.

Hollis (Buster) Wineland
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Barbara is a first cousin of mine, but I am about 10 years older than she. We moved
away from Ill. about this time. We never got to know Bar, and Larry very well.
We would always go back to the farm,and fair,almost every year. Barbara would always
come down every time through the years no matter what time of the year we were
there. We always keep Bar, in our prayers .
God Bless Barbara and all
Buster & Mary

Hollis (Buster) Wineland
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. Barbara and I were first cousins .
Bar was about nine years younger than I. We were not that close early,we had left the
farm about that time and moved away. Over the years we would go back to farm
and go to the Pleasant Hill fair,for many years. Barbara would always come down to visit
with us and we had many talks about every thing.
God bless and I hope we will meet again in the future .
Bust & Mary

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