Karen Sue Edwards-Gutzman, 67, of Harrisville, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Saginaw St. Mary’s Hospital.
Born August 2, 1941 to Raymond and Emma (Lewis) Armstrong, in Huntingburg, Indiana she was raised in Odon, Indiana. A devoted teacher, Karen taught business education in Indiana and in Illinois, moving to the Alcona School district in 1972. She retired from Alcona High School in 1996. She was an active member of the Lincoln United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. Karen was a member of the Odon Eastern Star, Michigan Education Association Retirees, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel of Iosco and Alcona, and of the Alumni Association at Indiana State University of Terre Haute Indiana. She enjoyed downhill skiing, quad riding, travelling, and crafts. She loved spending time with her family, and volunteering at church.
Mrs. Edwards-Gutzman is survived by her husband; Bill Gutzman, one son; Steve (Gina) Edwards of Anchorage AK, her second family; Alyce (Mark) Davis of Old Lyme, CT, Christy Gutzman of Hubbard Lake, MI, Bryan (Julie) Gutzman of Prior Lake, MN, Todd (Kyla) Gutzman of Lincoln, MI, ten grandchildren; William, Calvin, Kyle, Star, Nichole, Chelsi, Dakota, Austin, and Preston Gutzman, and Brandon Jennings, her mother Emma Armstrong of Odon, IN, one brother; Steve (Donna) Armstrong of Linton, IN, three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father; Raymond Armstrong in 1997.
Arrangements are in care of Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, MI, www.gilliesfuneralhomes.com
. A Memorial Service will be held at the Lincoln United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm, her family will begin receiving visitors at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Lincoln United Methodist Church.