Edward Francis Guydos, 78, Marysville, died February 10, 2016 at Community Memorial Healthcare in Marysville. Visitation was Sunday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary. The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 15, at the First Christian Church in Marysville. Rev. Jerry Zanker officiated. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery. Edward was born in Grassflat, PA, on December 3, 1937, to John and Mary (Addimission) Guydos. He was the youngest of six children. Ed graduated from Cooper Township High School in 1955 and began his military career in the US Air Force shortly after. His tours of duty included Japan, Iwo Jima, Korea and Vietnam. He was awarded many commendations including the Bronze Star. Ed was a member of the Elite Air Commandos. After retiring in 1977 at the rank of Master Sergeant, he attended Kansas State University earning a degree in Fine Arts. Ed was a talented artist and shared his work with family and friends. He was previously married to Judith Fenimore (Mays) and they had two children. In 1986, he moved to Marysville and was married for a number of years to Evelyn Richardson. Ed was a long term employee of the City of Marysville, from where he eventually retired. Ed was a past Post Commander of the local American Legion and Commander of the VFW local Post 2699, for many years. He also served as District Commander of the VFW for Northeast Kansas. Ed was a frequent speaker at several Memorial Day Services and Veterans Day programs. He remained a strong advocate, promoting Veterans affairs and benefits. Ed was an elder and active member of the First Christian Church in Marysville. Throughout his life, Ed enjoyed fine art, painting, reading good books, sports and had an avid passion for fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Joe and Andy; and two sisters, Anna and Mary. Survivors include his daughter, Tanya (Michel Jaumin) Guydos, Neptune Beach, FL; son, Thomas (Tara) Guydos, Nixa, MO; two grandchildren, Ashlyn and Andrew; and his beloved friend and companion, Iola Henry, Marysville, and her family. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.
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