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