Laura Guinan

Laura Carolyn Guinan, age 75 of Polo, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 11, 2022, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. Laura was born on Nov. 8, 1946, the daughter of Warren and Alyce  (Nelson) Guinan in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor's Degree from Merrimack College and then obtained a Master's Degree in history from Northeastern University. Laura was a teacher and newspaper writer in New Hampshire. She was of the Episcopal faith.  Laura enjoyed writing Sherlock Holmes stories and loved the Opera.  She will be dearly missed. Together Laura and Peggy raised bloodhounds. Laura was active in democratic politics and served for years as the Caldwell County Democratic Committee treasurer. She also served the Hamilton Food Pantry until her health failed.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by one sister, Peggy Guinan of Polo, MO and her cousin, Craig Boyer (Carol) of Bowie, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. No services will be held. 

Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at




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