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Adams Funeral Home of Ozark
Friday November 22nd, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Friday November 22nd, 2019

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Hopedale Cemetery
Saturday November 23rd, 2019

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Gerald Max Guthrie

Gerald Max Guthrie, age 87 of Ozark, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. He was born December 4, 1931 in Carthage, Missouri, the son of Leo and Violet Guthrie. In 1950 Gerald was united in marriage to Dolores Irene Sutter. Gerald worked as a tool and die maker for several companies throughout his machinist career. Gerald dedicated his life to helping others, working for the Christian County Coalition of Aging, visiting homes and installing medical alert devices. He also volunteered for St. John's/Mercy in Springfield for over 20 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying the great Ozark outdoors. Some of his favorite hobbies were playing dominoes, cards, and attending the horse races. His life was full of joy visiting with his many grandkids and great grandchildren. He was a member of Ozark Full Gospel Church where he rededicated his life to the Lord in 2018. Survivors include: his children, Kristine Layton, Theresa Weter and husband Donald, Ronald Guthrie and wife Gale, Diane Gimlin, Robert Guthrie and wife Denise, Susan Wagner, Steven Guthrie and wife Pam; grandchildren, Scott Lytle, Luke and Nicholas Weter, Anna-Liza Ettinger, Amy Whiteman, Lacey Williams, Chrystal Irons, Christopher Guthrie, Michael Marler and Killian Guthrie; great grandchildren, Zoey, Katrina, Joshua and Justin Lytle, Joshua Weter, Kira and Lane Weter, Elias Ettinger, Abby and Mason Whiteman, Madyson, Jacob and Molly Williams, Cayden, Cameron and Cayleb Irons, and Tiberius Marler; and a sister, Ruby Irene Sutter. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Delores; two grandchildren, Joshua Weter and Wade Lytle; and a great grandchild, Zachary Lytle; and his other siblings. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Richard Orrell officiating. Visitation will be held immediately prior to the funeral from 5-6 P.M. for family and friends. Burial will be at 11 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Hopedale Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Kristine, I was so sorry to read of your dads passing. My mom worked at Fasco when he did. When he worked for the Christian County Coalition for the Aging, he would come by my moms to check her medical alert necklace. She was glad that it was someone she knew and always appreciated him checking on her. She passed away 7/7/18. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Clinton McGillen Nov 23 2019 12:00 AM

Max, was a good friend. Back in our younger days, while we still had children at home, we hunted and fished many times together. He was always fun to be with. Later on, we didn't see each other very often. Life took us in different directions. I went to work for Frisco RR, and was gone most of the time. I saw him from time to time and we would talk about the old days, and what was going on with our family. I didn't know Max was that much older than me. 7 years, I month. He aged well. Max, say HI to Delores. We miss you both.

Ralph Vest Nov 22 2019 12:00 AM

Dad I'm really going to miss your competitive nature. When I get to heaven be ready for some dominos

Robert Guthrie Nov 21 2019 12:00 AM

My favorite memory of Max will be all of the Wii games he played with Killian when he visited. I know Delores was happy to see him arrive in heaven and I know she has a lot to say! Since they have eternity together, Max will get a chance to speak sooner or later! Much love to the entire Guthrie family. Sue Guthrie

Sue Guthrie Nov 19 2019 12:00 AM