Ada “Jeanette” March Guthrie

Feb 16 1925
Jan 21 2016
90 Years
Caln Township

Ada “Jeanette” March Guthrie, 90 of Caln Township passed away peacefully at Hickory House Rehabilitation Center on Thursday morning January 21st after a brief illness.  She was the daughter of the late William W. March Sr. and Jennie A. Orr March.  Born February 16, 1925 in Elverson, PA she was the wife of the late Ralph L Guthrie for 60 years.  As a member of the Coatesville Presbyterian Church she served as Secretary of the West Minister Guild and was a Member of the Old Faithful Bible Class.  She later attended the Thorndale Methodist Church, was a member of Caln Privileged Senior Citizens and attended Prime Timers events in Downingtown.

Mrs. Guthrie enjoyed playing Gospel & Country Western Music on the piano and organ.  She was very talented in Sewing, Quilting, Crocheting and most needle work.  In addition to donating her handcrafts to Church and local hospitals many were sold in various Gift Shops.  

She is survived by a son Steven March Guthrie and his wife Pamela (Moylan).  A sister Marian Heffner, husband Charles and a niece Sheila March Heffner.  

Mrs. Guthrie graduated from Caernarvon High School in 1943 and later the Pottstown Business School.  She was employed at Vanity Fair in New Holland, volunteered at the Coatesville and Brandywine Hospitals and was employed by the PA Dept. of Transportation providing Driver Licenses for 15 years.  

Besides her parents and husband she is predeceased by a brother William March, Jr. and nephew William March III.

A graveside memorial service is being planned for Jeanette and Ralph at 1 PM on April 16th, 2016 -- their 61st wedding anniversary, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery, 1040 Chestnut Tree Road, Honey Brook, PA 19344. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jeanette's memory may be made to the Thorndale Methodist Church, 3504 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372 or Canine Partners for Life, P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, Pa 19330 (

Service Date: 
Jan 21 2016 - 12:02pm


Steve and Pam , I am so sorry to hear your Mom had passed . I visited with her last week and am so glad I did. I have not known her for a long time, but we had a lot in common , and I felt we really bonded . As her caregiver , she was one of my favorite ladies and I really enjoyed going to her home and helping her . She was always so appreciative, and was always apologizing. She , and you, Steve made me feel so at home and like family. As caregivers , we are not supposed to get attached to our clients , but I find that hard not to do . She was one of my favorites. I will miss her, and our little talks, and reminiscing and our crocheting. I know she is better and out of pain . R.I.P. Jeanette , With love and prayers , Phyllis

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Dear Steve and Pam

 I'm  very sorry to hear that your Mom passed away.  I never got to meet her but loosing a Mom is a tough thing no matter how old they are.  I'm glad she lived a long and active life.  Thinking of you both

Love, Mary

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Pam and Steve - so sorry to hear about your mom.  Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.  xoxo

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