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Betty Jane Guinn

Sep 30, 2008

ARMSTRONG – Funeral services for Betty Jane Guinn, 79, of Armstrong will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at United Methodist Church in Armstrong with Pastor Lyndon Roesler officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong. Interment will be at Armstrong Grove Cemetery in Armstrong.

She died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Fairmont Medical Center in Fairmont, Minn.

Betty Jane (Ross) Guinn, the daughter of William and Ellen (Ball) Ross, was born June 12, 1929, in Dolliver.

She received her education in the Armstrong schools and graduated from Armstrong High School.

On Nov. 19, 1948, Betty was united in marriage to Clifton Guinn in Spencer. The couple made their home in Armstrong where they raised their family and Betty was employed at Valley Vue Care Center as a nurse aide for eight years. Later she was employed at the grocery store in Armstrong where she worked 18 years. The couple retired in 1984. For 22 years, Betty and Clifton enjoyed spending their summers on Big Spirit Lake. In her leisure time Betty enjoyed embroidering and doing craftwork. Clifton died Oct. 31, 1997.

Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church in Armstrong where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She also belonged to the Weiby-Johnson VFW Post 5232 Auxiliary in Armstrong.

Left to cherish Betty’s memory are her children, Marcia Rorabaugh and her husband, Marvin, of Colfax, William Guinn and his wife, Margaret, of Lexington, S.C., Melanie Ambroson and her husband, Jim, of Leland, Laura Phelps and her husband, Kevin, of Shawnee, Kan. and Thomas Guinn and his wife, Joleen, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Hoppus, of Armstrong; sister-in-law, Ruby Ross, of Armstrong and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Kathy; her parents; two sisters, Helen Horral and Rachael Sampson; and three brothers, infant David, Harold and Willy.

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