Guilford, Fern Beaman, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home surrounded by loving family. She was a longtime resident of Port St. Joe and was born on July 7, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Beaman, mother, Irene Beaman, and her beloved brother Jim Beaman.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jim Guilford; three children, Ginger Sims (Galen), Shari Kik (Dan) and Bill Guilford (Nancy); seven grandchildren, Christopher Boyd, Julie Overton, Jamie Kennedy, Brandi Sims, Brittany Sims, Alex Guilford and Caroline Guilford. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Loyce Beaman Lanier, nephews Eddie Lanier and Alan Sisk, niece/goddaughter Julie Lanier and niece Tina Sullivan.

Visitation will be held at Port St Joe First United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Dr. Geoffrey D. Lentz, Pastor Mack Fulcher and Chaplain Craig Brannon officiating. Burial to take place following service at Holy Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe.

Pallbearers will be George Duren, Stuart Guilford, Wade Guilford, Christopher Boyd, Wayne Taunton, and Jim Harrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Betty Harder and Sandra Taunton.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Port St Joe UMC Missions Fund or Shriners Children's Hospital. The family extends a special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice and Visiting Angels for providing compassionate and devoted caregivers during our time of need.

Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.