Genevieve Lou Guinn

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Genevieve Lou Guinn passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Monday, March 20. She was born Nov. 30, 1938, in Morrisville, Mo., to Claude and Sylvia Johnston Crain. On Oct. 19, 1959, she was united in marriage to Charles Virgil Guinn in Mount Vernon, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2012.

Genevieve graduated from Greenwood High School in Springfield, Mo., and Southwest Missouri State College with degrees in Art and Education. In her early years, Genevieve taught school in St. Charles, Mo., where she was an art teacher for 11 years. In 1973 she moved to Lamar and became the librarian at Lamar High School until 1992. While in Lamar she was an active member of the Missouri Community Betterment. Genevieve began her second career in 1995 becoming lay pastor of the Horton Methodist and Metz Methodist churches until retiring in 2006. Following her years in the ministry, she became a member of the Ohio Street Methodist Church in Butler where she continued to teach Sunday School for a number of years. For the past seven months, while residing in Medicalodges in Nevada, Genevieve held a Bible study for any residents who wished to gather with her. She was loved by many and impacted many lives along her journey. She will be missed.

She is survived by her two sons, Brad Guinn, Nevada, Jeff Guinn and his wife, Pamela, Ft. Worth, Texas; five granddaughters, Abby Underwood, Columbia, Mo., Sarah Guinn, Bryan, Texas, Karly Guinn, Kansas City, Mo., Rachel Guinn, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Whitney Robertson, Ft. Worth, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Gemma Sue Underwood; two brothers, Coney Crain, Morrisville, Mo., and Ron Crain, and his wife, Gale, Columbia, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles (Chuck) Guinn; her brother, Marvin Crain; her parents, Claude and Sylvia Crain; and her nephew, Danny Crain.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Ferry Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Horton, with Lawrence Cripps presiding. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service.

Those who wish may contribute to the Danny and Claude Crain Memorial Scholarship Fund or to Medicalodges of Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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