Alice N. Guinther

September 17, 1936 ‒ November 18, 2020

Bucyrus, Ohio

Alice N. Guinther, 84, of Galion passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Maplecrest Assisted Living in Bucyrus.

Born September 17, 1936 in Galion, she was the daughter of George W. and Mina A. (Morton) Henkel. She married Richard C. “Dick” Guinther on March 30, 1958 and he preceded her on February 11, 2008.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1954 and worked as a secretary at the former Perfection Steel Body in Galion for six years. Alice later worked part time at the former Murphy Mart, Ames and Pamida in Galion but mostly she enjoyed being a stay at home mom and homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for over 70 years where she was baptized, married and served on the church council. Alice served on the Crawford County Board of Elections for 40 years. She enjoyed yard work, sewing clothes for girls, cooking, baking, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Alice was loving, supportive, compassionate, humble, understanding and authoritative. She enjoyed family time especially playing “Chicken Foot” and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter Melissa (Dan) Akers of Bucyrus, grandson Alex (Olivia) Akers of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, grandson Aaron (Peyton) Akers of Mansfield, daughter Melinda Guinther of Mansfield, granddaughter Cassandra (Aubrey) Stahle of Mansfield, expected great-granddaughter Isabella, granddaughter Amandah Beck of Mansfield, Son Tim (Tonya) Guinther of Galion, grandson Tyler Guinther of Galion, grandson Tanner (Kelley) Guinther of Mansfield, grandson Taylor (Morgan) Guinther of Galion, great-granddaughter Mckenna of Galion and son Todd (Amy) Guinther of Bucyrus, grandson Colton Guinther of Bucyrus, granddaughter Kendyl of Galion and grandson Weston Guinther of Bucyrus; sister Eileen Miller of Marion; brother Russ Henkel of Galion and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sisters Thelma Henkel, Grace Henkel, Ruth Ann Schroluche, Linda Cozad and Mary Priest and brothers, Eugene Henkel and Kenneth Henkel.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p. m to 6 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 and also from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a m. Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran, 291 North Union Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a. m. with Rev. Richard Genzman officiating. Burial will follow at Sixteen Cemetery in New Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Maplecrest Assisted Living of Bucyrus or Trinity Lutheran Church of Galion in care of the funeral home.

The family wishes to send a heartfelt thank you to all of the amazing staff at Maplecrest Assisted Living of Bucyrus, along with Kindred Hospice, for the phenomenal caregiving they provided for our beloved mother.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Alice Guinther, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • This is such sad news for our congregation. Alice was such a lovely person. Always loved seeing her and talking to her at Church. May she rest in peace and now be with her husband again. Thinking of all of you.

  • Toadd, Amy and family,
    Im so sorry to hear of your family’s loss! Praying for you all to have God’s peace, strength and love wrapped around You at this time of grief!!
    Love to you, Jackie

  • I have many fond memories of Aunt Alice. She was such a sweet and loving person. She will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Such sad unexpected news! Our prayers and sympathy to all the family. Alice was such a sweet lady and loved the Lord and her family. She will be greatly missed by everyone and our hearts go out to you. May the Peace of the Lord be with you.

  • What a precious person Alice was. She was such a caring and kind individual. She will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • You will surely be missed by all. I will always remember the times we had together when we were growing up and played on the farm with Missy, Melinda, Tim and Todd and you would roll up the kitchen window and yell at us. You and Ruth Ann let us run around the farm and nobody heard us. We love you and will miss you!!!!

    Nancilee, Kalen, Tom, Dorothy, Brian, Krista, Zach, Patrick, Cindy, Silas and Damian

  • Tim Guinther and Family,
    Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God be with you all and comfort you.

  • Missy and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Dan, Alex, Aaron and Peyton. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • I am so sorry for you loss. I haven’t been at work for several weeks and I just heard of Alice’s passing today. Taking care of Alice was a privilege. She was a wonderful lady. I hope you are able to find comfort in knowing that is she no longer “lost”, trying to find her way through the cobwebs in her mind. Instead she is resting in the arms of Jesus! May God bless your family during this time.
    Judy Wilkins

  • I grieve with you over the loss of your Mother. I spent my adolescence next door to your family and some of my best memories from that time include you all. One of the most memorable was the packed house during the blizzard of 1978. I was 10 but remember a total of 21 neighbors spending several days and nights at your home because you still had electricity. Your Mom didn’t allow anyone to be out of line very long but I can still hear her laugh. I am fond of my childhood growing up next door to the Guinthers. I wish you all well.
    Mike Motter

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