Alice Elizabeth Kana Guffey, age 79 of Wharton, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 in a Wharton hospital following an extended battle with Diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease. She was born on April 11, 1928 in Smithville, Texas, youngest of six children, to
the late Rudolph Kana and Hermina Hluchanek Kana.
As an infant, Alice moved to El Campo and was a 1944 graduate of El Campo High School. She married Elgean “Gene” Pershing Guffey on April 20, 1946 in Wharton. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2005. Gene and Alice were owners of the Guffey Grocery Store in Wharton from 1949
until 1976. After their store burned down, she worked with her husband at Gene Guffey Real Estate from 1981 until 2003. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wharton. She enjoyed going to dances and playing bridge with her many close friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Wharton with the Reverend Paul Quiggins officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Nancy O’Hearn and husband Jim of New Braunfels, Donna Chambers and husband Jimmie of Wharton and Carol Guffey of Houston; sons, Bob Guffey and wife Sarah of Sugar Land and Bill Guffey of Houston; brother, Beno Kana and wife Eleanor of El Campo;
grandchildren, Scott Chambers and wife Tammy, Todd O’Hearn, Stephanie Chambers and fiancÈ Eric Matula, Casey O’Hearn, Laura Guffey and Michael Guffey; 2 great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Kaiser and brothers, Walter, Adolph
and Louis Kana.
Pallbearers are Bob Guffey, Bill Guffey, Scott Chambers, Todd O’Hearn, Casey O’Hearn, and Michael Guffey.
If desiring, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1717 Pioneer, Wharton, TX 77488 or to the American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta Dr ., Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057-4989.
Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home/ 515 Boling Hwy./ Wharton, TX 77488. Phone 979/ 532-3410.