The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 7, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, May 7, 2013


James Bailey

James Bailey, 87, of Beckley, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 1901 S. Kanawha St., Beckley.

Shirley Guthrie Buttrick

CHARLESTON — Shirley Guthrie Buttrick, 78, of Charleston, died on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Good Living Personal Care Home in Malden, after a long battle with dementia.

She was born to the late Everett and Erma Daniel Guthrie in Glen Rogers, W.Va. A graduate of Glen Rogers High School, Shirley also attended Morris Harvey College. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Danille Guthrie Sheppard.

Shirley retired from the WV Department of Employment Security in 1996, but continued to work during the WV Legislative sessions as a proofreader in the Senate and, later, in the House Journal Room. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston and the O.E.S. Tiskawah Chapter.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kim and John Robertson of Charleston, her brother and sister-in-law Mike and Carla Guthrie of Charleston, her granddaughters Bethany Creedon and husband Dylan of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Allyson Robertson of Charleston and fiancé Jason Shipe of Mathias, W.Va. Shirley is also survived by her special aunt Lauretta Summers of Summersville, W.Va.

Shirley’s greatest joy was spending time with her granddaughters, Bet and Ally. Nanna was a very important part of their lives. Their bond was strong and their love was great.

A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at a later date.

The family gives special thanks to the staff at Good Living Personal Care Home for the loving care they provided to Shirley, especially Leslie, Pat, Vickie, Kim, and Karen. We could not have found better.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Kanawha City Lions Club Sight Foundation, PO Box 4373, Charleston, WV 25364, or HospiceCare at 1606 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston, WV 25387.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Harding Funerals & Cremations, 514 50th St. SE, Kanawha City, is serving Shirley’s family.

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