Marcia Genevieve (Collins) Guy, 80, passed away Sunday morning, February 14, 2021, following a hard-fought, six-week battle against COVID-19.
Marcia fought to overcome the virus with the same spirit and faith in which she lived her life. She was joyful, positive, and hopeful. She told us every single day how much she loved us and that she believed she was the most blessed lady in the world. In reality, it was those who knew her and loved her that were most blessed.
Marcia genuinely touched your heart whether you knew her for eight minutes or eight decades. She believed that LOVE was the most powerful word in the English language and that God would help her make each day a better day for someone. So, it is fitting that she was called home on Valentine’s Day, a day we celebrate LOVE.
Marcia was born on July 3, 1940 in the Cainsville, Missouri home of her parents, Max C. and A. Lucile (Tanner) Collins. She knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from El Dorado High School and received her nursing degrees from Susan B. Allen School of Nursing and Butler County Community College. It was her love, passion and deep-seated desire to help people that made her an amazing nurse and afforded her with the true privilege of forming life-long friendships throughout her career. She retired from Augusta Medical Complex, Inc. as Director of Nursing Services in 2002.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Gerald L. Guy; her children, Michelle and Peter Helten, Bob and Kelly Ward, Mike and Amy Ward, Jeff Guy, Jeremy Guy, Andi and Chris Guynn; grandchildren, Aaron Haskell, Kristi Haskell (Jordan Swanson), Taylor Ward, Tyler Ward, Madison Ward, Kameron (Josiah) Beal, Noah Ward, Shala Guy, Kenzie Guy, Sam Guy, Jake (Cassie) Guy and Garrett Guynn; great-grandchildren, Easton Head, Payton Haskell, Kinleigh Haskell, Brody Haskell, Anna Belle Guy, Everett Beal; sister and best friend, Trudy Claycamp; brothers-in-law, Duane Claycamp and Don Guy; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Karla) Claycamp, Kinsley Claycamp, Landon Claycamp, Shannon Martinez, Tanner Martinez and David Collins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Collins.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Due to COVID, a private family service will be held and a Celebration of Life service will be planned for friends and family at a later date.
To honor Marcia’s belief that our children are our future, memorial donations, in her name, may be made to First Baptist Church of El Dorado and will be used to support children’s activities.
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