Dorothy Frances Carrie (Pehle) Guese, age 92, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023, peacefully at her home.
She was born October 2, 1931, at New Haven, Mo., the daughter of Edward and Lydia Pehle.
Dorothy was confirmed at St. Peters Church in New Haven. She was a graduate of New Haven High School in May 1950.
On June 25,1950, she married Robert (Bob) Guese. They lived at Senate Grove until Robert was called into the ministry on June 18, 1966, following a serious farm accident. Bob and Dorothy were in the Methodist Church Ministry for over 30 years. They served families all over Missouri and Dorothy kept in touch with many through phone calls and handwritten letters and cards. Her devotion to the church began as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader at Senate Grove UMC. She had a special gift for leading children’s church and connecting with the youth. She served as President of the United Methodist Women and was a District Officer in U.M.W. for eight years and served on MO East Nominating Committee for three years. Dorothy was a member of McCredie United Methodist Church. She was also active in Extension clubs throughout her life.
She was employed by Riverside Builders in Viburnum, K-Mart in Columbia, and Wal-Mart in Mexico until she retired January 18, 2013, after working there for 21 years and six months.
Dorothy is survived by her sister, Evelyn Baer of New Haven, Mo.; son, Jerry Guese of Potosi, Mo.; daughter, Judith Harmon and husband Chris of Potosi, Mo. and daughter, Joni of Mexico, Mo. She had seven grandchildren, Chris Blair, Chad Guese, Devonna Marshall (Eric Bohannan), Brandy Benke (Danny), Brad Guese, Tiffani Guese, and Brian Guese.; nine great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lydia Pehle; her husband of 61 years, the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Guese; brother, August (Gus) Pehle; sister, Marlene Bockting; sisters-in-law, Shirley Pehle, Barbara Guese; brothers-in-law, Virgil Pehle, Don Guese; and many other family members.
Dorothy loved Jesus, all people, her card ministry, making quilts, and cooking. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. Dorothy will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
All services to be held Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Senate Grove Methodist Church, 4809 Hwy VV, New Haven, Mo. Visitation will be at noon, funeral at 1p.m. Burial and fellowship immediately following.
Florist-Designs by Lisa of St. James, Mo. will be delivering to the service. They can be reached at 573-265-4444.
Contributions can be made to Senate Grove UMC Cemetery Fund and mailed to: Bonnie Bock, PO Box 203, New Haven, MO 63068.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial, 341-0220.
Published November 18, 2023