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Leah M. Guthrie

1998 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leah M. Guthrie Obituary
Leah M. Guthrie Born: Sept. 9, 1998; In Geneva Died: Feb. 20, 2014; In Barrington Leah Marie Guthrie, age 15, of Algonquin, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Journeycare Hospice in Barrington surrounded by her family. Leah was born on September 9, 1998 in Geneva, IL to Mark and Marie (nee Buscaglia) Guthrie. Leah lived in Algonquin her whole life attending Kenneth E. Neubert Elementary School, Westfield Community School and H.G. Jacobs High School. A beautiful young lady, Leah had a kind, gentle heart and strong spirit. As a freshman, her favorite past time was spending time with her friends. They would fondly describe her as loving and fun. She enjoyed dancing, was a cheerleader during middle school, and played violin. Leah had a Christian faith which kept her strong during 14 months of illness. Her favorite scriptures were the Psalms. Leah loved vacationing. She enjoyed vacations to Nashville and Washington D.C. Last fall, thanks to Make-a-Wish, Leah and her family had the exciting opportunity to visit Paris, France - a dream of hers. Leah is survived by her parents; a brother, Grant; her maternal grandparents, Joe (Joan) Buscaglia Sr.; Aunt Kathy and Uncle Rainer Engelmann, Uncle Joe Buscaglia, Jr. and Aunt Debbie Bradley. She will be greatly missed by those who love her. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert J., and Lavergne R. Guthrie. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010 Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. in the chapel until the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the: Guthrie Family Fund, Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 1375 Palatine Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Arrangements entrusted to Willow Funeral Home, Algonquin 847-458-1700
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 27, 2014
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