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Obituaries

Obituaries

Alice R. Guffy 1920 - 2008 Tonganoxie

Private services for Alice R. Guffy, 88, Tonganoxie, will be at a later date.Mrs. Guffy died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at her daughter's home in Tonganoxie.She was born April 17, 1920, in Chicago. She had lived in Hull, Iowa, Boulder, Colo., and Lompoc, Calif., and in Manhattan, Lawrence and Tonganoxie.Mrs. Guffy helped support her family with many jobs, including modeling. She assisted her husband in his veterinary practices in Hull, Iowa and Boulder, Colo. She worked for the Kansas State University Extension Service and retired in 1985.She enjoyed golfing, gardening and traveling with her husband. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing bridge, bird-watching and feeding her birds.She married Dr. Mark Guffy in October 1945. He died in 2003.Survivors include a son, Mike Guffy, Ames, Iowa; a daughter, Robin Bales, Tonganoxie; four grandchildren, Gretchen, Erik and Ryan Guffy and Lindsey Blancarte; and three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Logan and Molly Blancarte.The family suggests memorials to Operation Wildlife, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.