Reitha Charlene Guffey

November 20, 1938December 20, 2013
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Reitha “Charlene” Guffey, 75, Machesney Park, passed away on December 20, 2013. She was born November 20, 1938 to Charles and Edna (Shadden) Bond in Cincinnati, Iowa. She later married Lester Guffey on March 30, 1957. Reitha loved to crochet, collecting decorative plates, bells and Tiara. But she mostly loved her family and especially loved being a grandma. She is survived by her husband, Lester; children, Mark Guffey, Crystal (Steve) Harring, Kathy (Todd) Carver, Michelle (Steven) Benedict and Kelly Hankins; grandchildren, Ryan, Courtney and David Guffey, Jacob and Emma Harring, Matthew and Michael Speer, Autumn and Paige Carver, Brenton and Nicholas Benedict, Branden and Haden Hankins. Reitha is also survived by her sister, Jo (David) Hayden and brothers; Marvin (Doris) Bond and Bryce (Gail) Bond. Reitha is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Walter Bond and a sister, Ruth JoAnne Bond. Memorial service will be held at 10am, Friday, December 27, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Pastor Wendell Maynard will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Online condolences can be submitted to


  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 27, 2013

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Cari Abrego

January 16, 2014

Crystal & Family,
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Abrego Family
Cari (DeKing) Abrego

Doreen Moore (Hike)

December 29, 2013

Thinking of you all. I actually think of you often...miss the old neighborhood.....RIP Charlene & may you all find peace & happiness in the New Year.

tonya austin

December 27, 2013

May you rest in peace.

tonya austin

December 27, 2013

Even though you will be greatly missed i know that you are now at peace and with out pain. I have so many memories of you while growing up that will alwys be with me. I will charish the last few visits i was able to have with you and the snowflake ornaments you made for me will always be at the top of the tree. Love you charlene. Mmwa.

December 27, 2013

Mr Guffey and Family,
We am so sorry for your loss......Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this very trying time.........
Lucky and Peggy Mitchell

Buddy and Jennifer Guffey

December 27, 2013

Uncle Les and family,

We're so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love to you all...

December 26, 2013

Thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Co-worker Alice

December 26, 2013

Les and family I'm so sorry for your loss. If you need anything let me no.Just a friend who said hi when over my daughter"s (Lisa). Lucille Stehley ( Machesney Park,IL.

Lisa Latino

December 25, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss Les and family. Les if there is anything you need please let us know! Joe, Lisa, kids (neighbor)

Crystal Harring

December 24, 2013

Rest in peace mom. The pain and suffering is gone, to be replaced with joy and happiness. Say hello to grandma for us. Love and miss you, your daughter.