Kathrine Pauline (Taylor) Guthrie

Born: Fri., May 23, 1924
Died: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020


Graveside Service

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Location: Gray Cemetery


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Kathrine Pauline Guthrie, age 96, of Pittsfield, IL passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. She was born May 23, 1924 in Pekin, IL to Freeman and Minnie Williams Taylor. Pauline married Almy Lee Guthrie in Kansas City, MO in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Pauline was raised in Pekin and grew up along the river and this began her love of the river. She was a hardworking homemaker and was passionate about her career as a wife, mother and grandmother and took great pride in her family and home. Pauline loved family gatherings, picnics in the park, boating with family and loved to go to the river and watch the boats and spend time enjoying nature. She was an avid doll collector, enjoyed puzzles and always loved gospel music. Pauline was an awesome mom who was hardworking, somewhat stubborn, a little sassy and was never afraid to speak her mind; truly the epitome of the word ‘mother’.

Pauline is survived by daughters, Linda (Gerry) Cope of Stevenson, WA, Mary (Tommy) Creek of Morrilton, AR, Betty (Ron) Decker of Woodson, IL, Margaret Guthrie of Pittsfield, IL, Fern Guthrie of Pittsfield, IL, Martha Guthrie of Bismark, AR, Bonnie Guthrie of Pittsfield, IL and Marjie (Randy) Guthrie of Pittsfield, IL; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Almy; parents, Freeman and Minnie Taylor; daughter, Minnie Pearl; sons, Jack, Roger and Ronnie; grandchildren, Cindy, Jessie, Shannon, Cathy and Lori; great grandchildren, twins Cory and Cody, and Michael; brothers, Jim Taylor, Melvin Taylor, Jack Taylor; sisters, Betty Miller and Stella Mae Calloway; sons in law, Gary W. Guthrie and Gary G. Guthrie.

Public graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Gray Cemetery in New Salem, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Gray Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling the arrangements.

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

Gray Cemetery
c/o Everett Dean, 36510 290th Ave, New Salem, IL 62314

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Nancy Sargent Ayers
   Posted Wed November 11, 2020
Guthrie family: So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I don’t know if you remember me but we use to ride the bus together going to Griggsville schools. My condolences and prayers will be with you and your families.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
My sympathy to all the Guthrie families,
This lady sounds to be the epitome of a great Mother!
May God Bless you, and your memories bring love and comfort.

Diana Bartlett
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
Bonnie & family I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s passing she was wonderful. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you all. I hope everyone is doing well.

Sincerely,

Diana (Gratton) Bartlett

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