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Monday, December 28, 2020

In Memory of Delbert Earl Guffey

We would like to give thanks for the food, comforting thoughts, cards, calls, and prayers for our family during the past few weeks. Special thanks to our Double Branch Christian Church family for the meal after the funeral. 

Memorials to the Butler Food Pantry where he lovingly served for over 10 years. PS- He did not have COVID.

Joyce Guffey, Leisa Landis, Lance Guffey and families.

Delbert Earl Guffey, age 85 of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.  He was born October 3, 1935 to William Sidney and Ruby Lee Haney Guffey  in Ardmore, Missouri.

Delbert, one of eleven children, graduated in 1954 from Macon High School in Macon, Mo. He furthered his education at Kirksville State Teacher's College in Kirksville, Mo. On June 17, 1962 he was united in marriage to Joyce Edrington and to this union three children were born. In his early years, Delbert worked for the highway department, laboring for different local farmers and on the railroad in Chicago. He served his country in the United States Army, spending most of his time in Germany. One of Delbert's jobs was being a baseball pitcher to entertain the troops. In 1960, he began a 30 year career as a coal miner working in the Bee-Veer, Columbia and LaCygne mines. Delbert later worked for Thorco, he volunteered at the Butler Food Pantry weekly. He was a long time member and servant of the Adrian Christian Church in Adrian and the  Double Branch Christian Church in the rural Double Branch area.

Delbert loved gardening, mowing, working outdoors and playing baseball. Most of all he loved helping people and being a Christlike example.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Joyce Guffey of Butler, Missouri; one daughter, Leisa Landis and husband Mark of Jefferson City, Missouri; one son, Lance Guffey and wife Julie of Ballard, Missouri; two sisters, Lucille Cox of Moberly, Missouri and Doretta Bruno of Raytown, Missouri; one brother, David Guffey and wife Sandra of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and six grandchildren, Justin, Emily and husband Roosevelt, Shelby, Rylee, Kaden and Greyson.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Troy in August of 2019; and siblings, Mary, Gene, Tom, Grace, Pat, Ruth and Arlene.