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S. Gene Guinn

April 1, 1940 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 79)


S. Gene Guinn, 79, of Litchfield, passed away Mon., July 29, 2019 at 4:55 p.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  He was born on April 1, 1940 in Schram City, IL, a son of Stanley Perdue & Josephine Leona (Adams) Guinn.  Mr. Guinn was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School.  He later worked as a Correctional Officer at Stateville & Vandalia Correctional Facilities.  He then became a police officer and worked for the City of Litchfield for 30 years and retired as Sergeant in 2005.  Gene was a member of Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield, NRA & a former member of Blue Knights.  He enjoyed bird watching, fishing and hunting.  He married H. Gretchen Buskohl on June 19, 1960 in Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield.  She survives.  He is also survived by:


   2 sons,      Tony E. (Lanette) Guinn of Mt. Olive

                     John C. Guinn of Litchfield

   1 sister,     Sandra K. (Charles) Watson of Hillsboro

   7 grandchildren, Tyler Guinn of Mt. Olive

                               Brandon Guinn of Mt. Olive

                               Ethan (Kiersten) Guinn of Crestview, FL

                               Kyle Guinn of Mt. Olive

                               Erin (Justin) Wakefield;

                               Danielle (Ray) Norton, ALL of Hope Mills, NC

                               Pastor Dustin Guinn of Supply, NC

   Great-grandchildren, Cadence & Cyrus Wakefield & James

He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, William Guinn; a great-grandchild, Coda Wakefield.


Memorial services will be held Sat., Aug. 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  Rev. Ed Fogle, of Litchfield, will officiate.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. in the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142) or Children’s Hospital in St. Louis (St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 955423, St. Louis, MO 63195 or online at

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August 3, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Memorial Service
August 3, 2019

3:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: St. Jude Tribute Program
P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142

St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation
P. O. Box 955423, St. Louis MO 63195
Tel: 1-314-286-0988

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