M. Patricia Guthrie
Patricia Guthrie aka “The Cookie Lady” passed away September 26, 2017, at Thornapple Manor. Patricia was born September 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Victor and Jessie (Stanton) Sproull. A 1946 graduate of Pershing High School, Patricia was a loyal employee of Barry County Telephone Company and Bell Telephone Company for many years. Patricia will be remembered for her baking, especially her cookies, which she gave to many people in the Delton and Hastings area. On December 5, 1969, she married the love of her life: Charles M. Guthrie and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2000. Patricia is survived by a daughter, Denise (Dan) MacDonald, sons: Bob Cole and Jack (Jodie) Cole, a sister, Nancy Helmer, six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Patricia was also preceded in death by her parents. Patricia’s family will receive friends Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton, where her funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Pastor Jeff Worden, officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Thornapple Manor Activities Fund will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Patricia’s family.