January 23, 2010
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 1/30/2010 11:00:00
Willard OH 44890 1/30/2010 24:00:00
Patricia M. Guthrie (nee Topper) born, August 13, 1926 in Chatfield, Ohio, died, January 23, 2010. Pat grew up in Northwestern Ohio, graduated in 1944 from Plymouth (Ohio) High School and went to Providence Hospital nursing school in Sandusky, where she earned her RN in 1947. She married Gene Guthrie in 1948. They lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio then moved to Springfield, Ohio, Glen Cove, New York and Cincinnati, Ohio, where they spent 15 years. They lived in Yardley, Pa for 5 years and moved to Atlanta in 1975. Gene passed away in 1991. Pat was a member of All Saints parish since its inception and was active in many capacities including, Our Lady of the Lake Circle, All Saints Choir, mass greeter and others for many years. She was also a member of Dunwoody Country Club. Once her children were raised, Pat became a hospice volunteer, worked as an EMT in Bucks County, PA and worked at Northside Hospital as she eased her way into true retirement. She was also an avid bridge player and enjoyed going to orchestra concerts and plays. Pat was an enthusiastic walker and enjoyed traveling. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family. She will be missed.
Preceded in death by her parents, Myra Gertrude (Keifer) and Francis Topper, siblings, Mary Malloy, Margaret (Pidge) Gibson, John Topper, Connie Miller and Ann Klahn, her husband, M. Gene Guthrie. Survivors include her children, Margaretta (J.D.) Hood, Diana (Ron) Wolfe, Doug (Penny) Guthrie, Mark Guthrie, Michael Guthrie, Keith (Lynda) Guthrie, grandchildren, Jeff Wuerth, Ron (Shelli) Wuerth, Brandon (Katie) Wolfe, Alaina Wolfe, Shayla (Steve) Brubaker, Kyle Wolfe, Janelle, Michael, Reese, Patrick, Eliza and Cary Guthrie, great-granddaughter, Molly Wolfe, brother, Francis (Jim) Topper.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening January 26th from 6 until 8 o’clock at H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319. A Funeral Mass celebrating Pat’s life will be held Wednesday, January 27th at 2 o’clock at All Saints Catholic Church on Mt. Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 11:00 AM to Noon at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, OH with a graveside service to follow at Noon in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Father Stanley S. Szybka officiating. In lieu of flowers, condolences may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd., Ste 10, Atlanta, GA 30345 or All Saints Catholic Church, Memorial Board, 2443 Mt Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I happened upon this notice and my heart goes out to the family of Pat. Though I do not know the family I wanted to convey my sympathy and share with you the thought from the Bible that I look to at times such as these. Our heavenly Father Jehovah is a God of love and He hates to see us in pain. This thought is supported at Revelation 21:3,4 where it promises that God will do away with death and pain forever. What a time of celebration when we will be crying tears of joy instead of sorrow. I again want to express that I am sorry for your loss.
We will always remember Aunt Pat. With deepest sympathy at your time of grief.
Love to all
Roger & Ruth Ann Miller
Aunt Pat touched many lives with her gift of healing and the faith she shared working with hospice patients. She will be remembered and missed by many. Our sympathy during this difficult time. Jim and Dorothy Miller