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Faye Irene Guthrie


Faye Irene Guthrie, age 72, a retired school bus driver for 26 years with Otsego School District; formerly of Grand Rapids, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, January 19, 2021, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Faye was born November 15, 1948 in Wauseon, Ohio to Bernard and Phyllis (Mapes) Ross. 

Faye moved to Sherman, Texas, where she has lived the past 15 years with her partner, Phil Schneider. They enjoyed spending the summers on "the island" in Northern Wisconsin. Faye loved her Labradoodles, Foxy and Liberty.  Liberty was a service dog, and she would take him to the local nursing homes, hospitals and hospice residence, as therapy for the patients.  She recently took up sewing facial masks and tote bags.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Grady (Michelle) Guthrie of Toledo, OH, Garrett (Cherie) Guthrie of Grass Valley, CA and Grant Guthrie of Hayden, ID; grandchildren, Grady Guthrie III, Dylan Guthrie, Kathleen Guthrie, Madison Guthrie, Brendon Vigallon, Torin Vigallon, Colton Guthrie, Luke Guthrie, Eli Guthrie and Logan Guthrie; sisters, Sally Ross and Gail Ross; twin brother, Ray Ross; sister-in-law, Janice Phipps; her partner of 20 years, Phil Schneider; beloved four legged companions, Foxy and Liberty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Phyllis Ross and older brother, Gary Ross.

Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be to Guardian Hospice of Sherman Texas, 2009 Independence Dr #100, Sherman, TX 75090.

Arrangements by Weigel Funeral Home (419.826.2631).

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com

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We are so sorry for your loss. Faye will be remembered by the Schneiders as a caring woman who brought joy into people's lives, especially ours. After raising a large and successful family who Faye was extremely proud of, it can't be easy starting again. Faye's great personality enabled her to integrate in with Schneider family activities and was truly a pleasure to be around. Phil's grandkids always got a kick out of Faye and would look for her wisdom whenever the opportunity presented itself. The relationship she had with our Dad definitely had its ups and downs over the long time they were together, but it seems they each got what they were looking for out of it and were good for each other. The travel to many destinations and experiences they shared that they may not have done alone and were so much better with another. Their raising of Foxy and Liberty and the fun they had with them. The Schneiders will be forever grateful for the wonderful times we had with Faye, the wonderful times she shared with Phil, and how wonderful she treated Phil, as he can be a handful at times! :-)

With Love - The Schneider Family

Eric Schneider Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM