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Bettie M. Guthrie, age 84 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from Noon until the service hour on Saturday the 7th. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Bettie was born in St. Peter, IL on February 15, 1933, the daughter of Leslie and Mary (Haines) Pruett. She received her teaching degree from Southern Illinois University in Normal, IL and became a 2nd grade teacher. Bettie married David Guthrie on August 20, 1955 in Blue Mound, IL. David passed away September 1, 2013. Bettie also worked at J.C. Pennys in Clinton for 21 years and Guzzardos Book Nook. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door and had many years of fellowship with the Evangelical Free bible study ladies. Bettie was a 30+ year member of the YWCA and enjoyed spending time with her Penny Ladies. She was an avid sports fan, cheering on the Bulls and the Cubs.

Bettie is survived by her five children, Scott (Dana Weckesser) Guthrie of Baltimore, MD, Kristi Clark of Davenport, IA, Kellie (Richard) Mess, Kerrie (Mark) Reiland and Kimberly (Miguel) Dondiego all of Clinton; 13 grandchildren, Leslie Guthrie, Summer Clark, Charity Siglar, Isaiah Clark, Trinity Clark, Levi Clark, Whitney Mess, Katelin Mess, Morgan Duncombe, Mackenzie Zacholski, Madison Guthrie, Cameron Dondiego and Isabella Dondiego; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaylee Clark, Alexander Clark, Austin Simmons, Ezekiel Siglar, Lyra Siglar, Tavian Siglar, Taylor Metcalf, Henry Zacholski, Genevieve Zacholski, Kiersyn Duncombe and Jackson Duncombe; a sister Susan (Michael) Vegovisch of Clifton, IL; twin brothers Jerry (Carla) Pruett of Dallas, TX and Terry (Judy) Pruett of Columbia, MO; several nieces and nephews and a dear friend and fellow beloved grandmother, Linda Reiland of Clinton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband David; two grandchildren, Sean Guthrie and Lauren Mess and twin brothers Keith and Kenneth Pruett. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on October 1, 2017
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