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March 5, 1929—April 9, 2016 Evelena Guffey, age 87, of New Castle, arrived at her Heavenly home on Saturday, April 9, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born March 5, 1929 in Wayne County, Ky. to William W. and Alice (Garner) Guffey. She graduated from Wayne County High School in 1949. She was active in the Cabell Grove United Methodist Church from an early age and served for a time as church secretary. She continued to support her hometown church when she moved to Indiana. She worked at Delco Remy in Anderson from 1956 until retiring in 1986. She was a talented homemaker who especially loved flowers and gardening. She was also active in local area churches and considered Grace Baptist Church her home in recent years. She was always supportive of her family, and she was devoted to her nephew Jack Thurston and his son James. She is survived by her sister—Bea Thurston and by several great nieces and nephews, including—Sondra Cline, Penny Gauker, Mike Stephens, Vickie McGinnis, Beverly Schetgen and Pat Stephens. She was preceded in death by her mother Alice, who passed away in 1986; a sister—Iva Daffron; two brothers-in-law—Kenneth Thurston and Case Daffron; a nephew—Jack Thurston; a great nephew—Kenny Stephens and a niece—Leita Stephens Wilson. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church in New Castle with the Rev. Denny Neal officiating. Burial was  in South Mound Cemetery. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. Sproles Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Published on  April 12, 2016
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