She was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Vermillion County, Ind., as the daughter of Roy Earl and Joyce Rose Eberle Rightsell. She was a graduate of Van Buren High School. She married Harold Ray Guthrie June 22, 1985, in Clay County. She had worked as a home health care provider. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Staunton. She was also a member of the American Humane Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law Mildred Francis Guthrie Merrick, grandparents Cecil and Arizona Marie Rightsell Sr. and John and Dora Sarchett Eberle and very best friend Doris Romas.
She is survived by her husband Harold R. Guthrie, daughters Amber Scherer (David), Columbus, Ind., Tracey Dickens (George), Center Point, Kristen Grubb (Jeff), Paris, Ill., and Veronica Huff (Pat), Brazil, step-daughters Sharon Zigler and Sherry Ferguson, Princeton, Ky., brother Rick Rightsell Sr. (Melissa), Brazil, half-sister Shari Rightsell, Crawfordsville, nephew Rick Rightsell Jr. (Sherry), Brazil, niece Amy Rightsell (William), Terre Haute, sister-in-law Doris Mitchell (David), Princeton, Ky., aunt Betty Jane Gum (Fred), Rosedale, Ind., grandchildren Emma, Audrienna, Olivia, Krystal (Brandon), Levi, Patrick and Shanna, three great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and many more extended family.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday with Pastor Doug Parkey officiating.
Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Brazil. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay County Humane Society, 8280 N. Co. Rd. 125 W, Brazil, Ind., 47834. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family.