Betty E. Guenin, 91

Betty E. Guenin, 91, of LaFontaine passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at her home. She was born to the late Kenneth and Myrtle (Gaines) Howard on Nov. 6, 1923 in Wabash County.

She was a graduate from Lincolnville High School. Betty married William Joseph Guenin on March 20, 1942; he passed away on February 10, 2000. She was the owner and operator of Glamourette Beauty Shop in LaFontaine, also worked at A.F. Billings in Wabash. Betty mostly enjoyed cooking noodles for and being with her family. Betty was a member and baptized at Lincolnville United Methodist Church, then she became a member of LaFontaine Christian Church. She is also a member of Women’s Club House of Wabash, and Marie Webster Quilt Guild of Marion

She is survived by two sons, Larry O. Guenin (Marcia) and Rich Guenin both of Marion; A daughter, Mrs. Jane (Steve) Peebles of Wabash; grandchildren, Stacie Stubbs of Texas, R.J. Guenin (Kay) of LaFontaine, Tammy (Chad) Kennedy of Bourbon, Missy West of Texas, Kari (Clif) Airgood of Lincolnville, Alissa (Mark) Deeter of Wabash, Indiana, and Derek (Kasey) Peebles of Bunker Hill; 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny, Russell, Robert, Richard, and Donald Howard and sisters, Mary Alice Owen, Ruth Calender, and Dorothy Evelyn Williams.

Funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, with Dan Guenin officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church on Sunday..

Preferred memorials are directed to LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, IN 46940 or Wabash/Miami County Hospice Program, 710 N. East St., Wabash, IN 46992.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, was entrusted with arrangements.


Posted on 2015 Sep 04