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Marjorie Guffey

Marjorie E. “Marge” Guffey, 95, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2018, at her granddaughter’s residence in Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Altamont Baptist Church, Altamont, with entombment in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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Marge was born April 6, 1922, in Ramsey, the daughter of Charles and Gertrude (Miller) Welch. She married Laurel L. Guffey on June 22, 1943. He preceded her in death in 2006. Marge, along with her husband, were the owners of Guffey’s Quality Cleaners and Tuxedo Rentals in Effingham and was a member of the Altamont Baptist Church.

Marge is survived by her son, Duane L. (Marcia) Guffey, of Altamont; daughter, Patti L. (Paul) Chwasczinski, of Ashley; son-in-law, Jerry Siebert, of Springfield; five grandchildren, Holly Siebert, Justin (Kara) Guffey, James (Kari) Westjohn, Stacy Westjohn and Christopher (Kelly) Guffey; and 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Cheryl Siebert; brother, Charles; and two great-grandchildren.