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Bettyanne Guthrie

d. September 7, 2015

Bettyanne “Betty” Guthrie, age 83, of Petersburg, passed away on September 7, 2015 at home with her loving family by her side.

She is survived by her husband James of 58 years; two daughters, whom both are nurses, Paula Echols (Mark “Tony”) of Tennessee and Sarah Bly of Springfield, IL; three grandchildren, James Echols and Stephanie Tribble of TN and Victoria “Tori” Bly of Springfield, IL; and one great-grandson, Anthony Tribble of TN.

Bettyanne is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pauline Dwinell; brother, Robert Lloyd; one grandson, Ryan Bly; and her two beloved black labs, Josie I and Josie II.

She was born on December 10, 1932 the daughter of Harry and Blossom (Shover) Lloyd.

Bettyanne was a nurse’s aide when she met the love of her life, James Guthrie Jr., who at the time, was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Bettyanne and James later married on May 18th, 1957 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

She loved to bowl, dance and go camping. She often was known as, “Moped Momma” at Coon Creek Campground in Shelbyville. For many years, she could be seen on her golf cart as the Campsite Registrar at Deer Park Campground in Tallula. Betty was a Bears and Redskins football fanatic and would keep tally of the game scores in her own notebook.

Graveside Services for Betty will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Farmer’s Point Cemetery near Tallula.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: “American Cancer Society” or “APL of Springfield, IL.”

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Guthrie family.


  1. Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Betty and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

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