Wilma Jean Guy was born February 7, 1925, near Longford, Clay County, Kansas. The daughter of Archil V. and Lucille Smith Carter. She died February 9, 2023, in Wichita, Kansas.
She attended Vinzant and Pleasant Prairie rural schools and graduated from Longford Rural High School in 1942. During her senior year and following graduation, she worked as a relief operator for the Longford Telephone Company. In February 1943, she went to Concordia, Kansas to work for her uncle and aunt at the West Side Inn. She worked there for 2 1/2 years. In July 1945, she went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator and worked there until January 1947.
September 30, 1946, she was married to Richard Earl Keough. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in January 1947, and lived there until March 1950. To this union 3 children were born Michael Duane, Raymond Carter, and Mary Jean. They later divorced and Wilma and her children moved to Longford.
In July 1957, she went to work at the Longford Post Office as a substitute clerk and worked there until February 1967. In August 1963, she was united in marriage to George M. Guy. To this union was born one son, Bryan Mathew.
In August 1976, she started working at the Coachlight Restaurant in Longford, Kansas and worked there for 30 years. With the exception of seven years in Concordia, Kansas and Astoria, Oregon, her first 86 years was spent in the Longford Area. Wilma moved to Colwich, KS in 2011 to be closer to her children. She was a member of the Longford United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, George, her parents; sister, Doris; and grandson, Allen Keough.
Survivors include her son, Michael (Gayle) Keough of Webster, FL; son, Raymond (Myrna) Keough of McPherson, KS; daughter, Mary Jean Chacon of Colwich, KS; and son, Bryan (Stephanie) Guy of Colwich, KS; 12 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren; 2 nieces, Evelyn Matson of Longford, KS, her children LaRon and Laryce and Marsha Longden of Applegate, CA as well as former daughter in law and special friend, Della Keough.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Longford United Methodist Church in Longford, KS.
Visitation will be from 4-6 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center, KS
Memorials can be made to the Longford United Methodist Church or to Birthline c/o the funeral home