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John K. Guffy Jr., 87, of rural Kirklin, died at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 19, 2017, at IU Health Frankfort Hospital. He was born on Nov. 9, 1929, in Frankfort to John O. Guffy Sr. and Lena L. (King) Guffy. He married Marian Delores Lee on June 5, 1949, and she survives.
John was a 1947 graduate of Kirklin High School. He was a lifelong resident and farmer in Clinton County, a member of the Michigantown United Methodist Church, Clinton County Antique Tractor Club, Clinton County Diners Club and Clinton County Amateur Radio Club where he was a volunteer examiner (AARL Testing) for the ham radio. John enjoyed playing the guitar, Chet Atkins music and especially restoring his 1939 and 1947 Farmall H Tractors.
John is survived by his wife, Marian D. Guffy, Kirklin; two sons, Michael J. (Renee) Guffy, Flora, and David L. (Chris) Guffy, Michigantown; two daughters, Janis L. Harshbarger, Kirklin, and Sharon S. (Anil) Kollipara, Northville, Michigan; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law, William Harshbarger.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017, and one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com where you can send a personal message.
Published on August 20, 2017
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