Carol Guatney


May 2, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Carol L. Guatney, 66, Erie, a former Neosho Falls resident, died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born Oct. 22, 1944, in Neosho Falls, the daughter of Paul and Pearl Lena (Steele) Guatney. She attended school in Neosho Falls and, when the school closed, transferred to Iola where she graduated from Iola High School in 1962.
She worked a number of years at the sewing factory in Yates Center and married C.J. Starnes. They made their home in Neosho Falls. They later divorced. She worked as a certified nurse’s aide several years and had lived in Erie since 2005.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute. She loved to read, play piano and draw and especially enjoyed her loving pets.
She is survived by a brother, Elmer Guatney, Neosho Falls; a sister, Patricia Ogle, Erie; a sister-in-law, Georgia Guatney, Grove, Okla.; nieces, nephews and her dog, Daisy.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Guatney and Jerry Guatney; a sister-in-law, Margaret Guatney, a brother-in-law, Billy E. Ogle, and a niece, Jerrie Lea Guatney Kirkman.
Family and friends will meet at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola at 10 a.m. Tuesday to go in procession to Little Sandy Cemetery near Buffalo for graveside services. Pastor Larry Jordan will officiate.
Rosary will be recited this evening at 7 o’clock at the funeral home, followed by visitation until 8 o’clock.
Memorial gifts may be made to the humane shelter of the donors’ choice and left with the funeral home.
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