Johnney “John” Lee Guffey, 81, of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, surrounded by his family at Hillsboro Community Hospital. Over the years, he worked for San Ore, Mistletoe Express, Beaver Express, and Prairieland Partners.
John was born on February 26, 1941, in Fairlane, OK, the son of Vernon M. and Ruby (May) Guffey. He graduated from Codell High School. He served in the United States Army from October 31, 1963 to October 29, 1965. On December 29, 1969, John was united in marriage to Kay F. Basgall in Loretta, KS. This union was blessed with three children, Jeffrey, Brian, and Betty.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion Post #24.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Kay of the home; two children, Brian Guffey of McPherson, KS and Betty Laney (Josh) of Walton, KS; four grandchildren, Kane Guffey, Katelyn Guffey, Nichole Yianakopulos, and Caleb Laney; two great-grandchildren, Landyn Koons and Koda McFadden; a brother, Richard Guffey (Deb) of Hays, KS; sister-in-law, Carol Guffey of Brunswick, GA; and many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ronald Guffey; sister, Janis Johnson; a son, Jeffrey Guffey; a grandson, Trenton Yianakopulos; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Guffey.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 17, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Ben Shockey officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church or McPherson County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.