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ROSEMARY LEE MCGUFFIN

August 30, 2018 GMT

ROSEMARY LEE MCGUFFIN was born November 29, 1940, and went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 19, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. She was the only child of Hazel Copley Turley and R. Davis Turley of Madison, West Virginia. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Roseanne Weinberger, RPH, and her husband Richard, and her son, Aaron Michael McGuffin, M.D., and his wife Eden, both of Huntington, along with her precious grandchildren, Katelyn (David), Tyler, Morgan, Ryan, Parker and Avery. “Rosie” grew up in Madison, W.Va., and attended Scott High School, where she was a Skyhawk majorette, winner of the Golden Horseshoe and Salutatorian. She graduated from Marshall University and taught high school English and Spanish at South Point High School for the majority of her teaching career. Rosemary had an incredible love of life and learning and was known for her quick wit, indomitable spirit and infectious laugh. Her talents and interests included writing humorous skits with her treasured friend Jane Morris at First United Methodist Church; painting with watercolors and sketching in pen and ink, which she sold at the annual Dogwood Festival; reading and writing marvelous short story and poetry; and playing a mean game of pingpong and golf. She was a beloved teacher who cared deeply for her students, routinely going above and beyond, as all teachers do, to ensure the success of her students academically as well as in life. Even to this day, we hear stories from her students about how much they loved having Mrs. McGuffin as their teacher. She leaves behind many special people: Steven Wilson, faithful companion for many years who helped her achieve a lifelong dream of traveling to England, Mike McGuffin and his wife Carol, Charlotte and Jim Hall, Suzanne and Bill Tamplin, as well as her cat, Thomas. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Christ-like caregivers at Morning Pointe, especially Lindsay Brown Bryant, as well as those at Midland Meadows who took such excellent care of mom for many years, with whom she sang and danced many a day and night away. A celebration of Rosemary’s life will take place on September 1, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Heritage Farm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mom’s name can be sent to the “Marshall University Foundation” with memo line: A.E. Stringer Visiting Writer Series Fund #207952, which sponsors free events to the public to bring in incredibly talented writers to the University to share and inspire with their talents. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.