Gloria “Guppy” Virginia Schutte Bareford
July 17, 1930 – July 16, 2020
BAREFORD, Gloria “Guppy” Virginia Schutte, 89, of Richmond passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by immediate family.
Guppy was born and raised in Richmond and was the daughter of the late Fred and Elsie Schutte. She graduated from Fletcher Academy in NC where she obtained her nursing degree. Nursing was her true passion and drive for life. She started at MCV and continued to work at CJW for 40+ years as the employee health nurse. She was a devout member of the Patterson Avenue SDA Church. Guppy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Edward E. Bareford; three daughters, Jennie Huffman (Bill Stratton), Eddie Wheatley (David) and Vonda Kay Bareford; seven grandchildren, James David, Tara, Haylee, Alexandra, Page Virginia, Ashton and Sydney; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Dr. Harold Schutte (Margie) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was loved by many with an infectious smile that could light up any room.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 24 at Affinity Funeral Service Richmond Chapel. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
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Gloria, you are greatly loved and will be sorely missed
My heart bleeds for the entire family.
I came to work at CJW as a nurse close to the same time Gloria did.
She was the smiling face that always greeted us in employee health.
What a great nurse!
We will all miss you.
My life will not be the same without Gloria. She was my dear friend, my colleague, my mentor, my role model, and most of all my prayer warrior. She was always there for me. I loved going to lunch with her, or sharing a Hardee’s biscuit and coffee with her. I loved hearing her laugh, and getting one of her big hugs. My heart is breaking, and I am praying for you Vonda and the rest of the family. I know the heartbreak for you all is unbearable. Gloria’s memory will remain in my heart forever. May God bless you all and surround you with his love ♥️
Ms. Gloria was an incredible and wonderful woman. She lit up a room with her contagious smiles and laughter. We will miss her dearly.
She was such a lovely lady . I remember going to her house as a young girl and how welcoming she was. I also remember wonderful stories from my dad of all the fun they had growing up . She will truly be missed . Heaven definitely has one more angel.
Ed and Famiy,
We are so sorry to hear about Gloria. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Family,
Gloria was very special to all of us. Bunn and I enjoyed many wonderful times with Ed and Gloria. She was so much fun to be with and will be missed dearly. We send all of you our love and sympathy.
Gloria gave you unconditional love. If she was your friend, you counted your blessings. I will miss singing to her, and counting how many times a day she freshened her lipstick ( our inside joke). Memories of her will always make me smile and laugh!
During my tenure as pastor of the Patterson Avenue SDA church I became acquainted with each member of the Bareford family. They took me into their lives and their hearts. We have shared many precious moments together and I will forever treasure that relationship. Both Gloria and Ed attended my mother’s and my father’s funeral in Yale. Our children and their children have become good friends. This continued relationship will be when all of us will hear, “Come ye, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom.”
I was privileged to be known as “Gloria’s niece”. What a loving, compassionate person. Truly she used fully the talents that were God given.
My heart holds a special place for her memory.
Peggy and Curtis Crews
My Deepest Sympathy to Bareford family.
Gloria was the epitome of what every nurse strives to be. It was so easy to see how much she loved her profession her patients her friends and mostly her family. She is going to be missed! Thanks for being such a great example and friend.
Gloria was a wonderful nurse. But more importantly she always had a smiling face and a kind word. She seemed to know everyone by name. I worked at CJW for 35 years and she was a good friend and nurse. She will be missed.
I loved working with Gloria at CJW. She was an awesome employee Health Nurse as well as friend to everyone who came in the door.
Rest in peace Gloria. Prayers for the Bareford family.
My heart is breaking. I love this woman so much. She had the biggest heart. She was always smiling. God has a beautiful angel now. Love you RIP my sweet friend
Gloria was the first person I met when I joined CJW (then Chippenham Hospital) and I worked and admired her throughout my 38 years with HCA. She had a beautiful smile and wonderful and professional manner about her. It is not a surprise to me what a full and loving life she led.
My condolences to her family and close friends and I trust they will find comfort in their memories of her.
To the family & friends of Gloria Bareford,
We at Mount Calvary Cemetery wish to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one and we pray that God will help to ease your pain in the days to come. We are proud and honored to be chosen as the final resting place for Gloria. This is a responsibility that we do not take lightly and I pledge the highest level of perpetual care to honor her memory. Please do not hesitate to call us with any concerns or if there is anything we can do to make these difficult experiences any easier.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
What a Beautiful Woman and outstanding Nurse! She was one of my private duty nurses back in 1974. I am so thankful for her tireless care during that difficult time in my life. I was not the best patient! May the Good Lord be with All of you during Your difficult time. May you feel His Loving Care ALWAYS! Love, Ginny (Kanka) Krause.
God Bless her family. prayers from all your friends in the TJCC & JM Alumni Bands , Acca Temple bands. special pray to Jennie on the loss of her mom. Sometimes we light a candle at night and say a prayer and it helps to feel like you are talking to her It is a wonderful feeling in your heart and mind. Prayers from all the many friends, including dedicated nurses
My deepest condolences to the family of Gloria . I knew her and her family from attending the Patterson Avenue SDA Church , and working with her daughter at St Mary’s Hospital. She always had a smile greeting you and was a special friend to my mom . Heard them laughing many times and loved hearing their stories .
Thoughts and prayers to family .
What a lady! You could always count on Gloria to help you when needed. She loved being a nurse. I enjoyed seeing her smile when I brought her potato chips to add to her lunch menu. My condolences to the family and the many memories they can reflect upon.
I met Gloria 19 years ago when I started volunteering at CJW. I never saw her and she wasn’t smiling. She was a excellent nurse and will truly be missed.
In our early days Gloria was my “sister in law ” and we shared a lot of time together. I have so many good memories of our happy times and was so blessed to have her in my life. Extending sincere sympathies to Ed and family. She will be sorely missed!
So very sorry for your family’s loss. It was my great pleasure to work with Gloria for 40 years . She always had a genuine smile and was a very caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Gloria was ecceptioal. Hersmile was infectious. She will be missed.
Gloria was a fixture at Chippenham; what a great lady and nurse she was. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
Gloria was my mentor in Employee Health. She taught me so much but especially kindness and consideration. She was loved by many and will be missed greatly. I hope for her family all your memories of this wonderful lady will give you comfort and peace.
I met Gloria over 32 years ago when I started working at CJW. She was a wonderful person and nurse. It’s hard to imagine CJW without seeing her smiling face walking around the hallways. She will surely be missed.
Such a warm and wonderful person, you will be missed.
We will miss Gloria “Guppy” and seeing her smiling face at church. She adopted our kids as a surrogate Grandma, always remembering their birthdays with pretty handwritten cards. She was always ready with a hug and a kind word. She gave our daughter an Angel as a gift that Anna has loved through the years. We will cherish the sweet memories, smiles and the love she shared with us until we meet again. Our sympathies to all her family and friends.
I came to know Gloria through Patterson Ave Church and came to know Jenny and her girls, Tara, Hailey, Page and my favorite, Sydney from teaching at Richmond Academy.
I feel honored to have known Gloria. she was the most generous, caring person I have ever known. She has helped me so many times when I most needed a friend. You will be missed.
Jenny, girls, Vonda Kay and family, you have my prayers during this time of great sorrow.
Love and prayers.
It was a “Glorious Day in Virginia”, as her mother always said, when Gloria was born! To be counted as her friend, was a bright spot in my life. I will miss her infectious smile and laughter. God needed another Angel in Heaven and called her home. My prayers today are for Ed, her girls and entire family. God Bless you all!
We can’t say enough good things about Gloria. We all appreciated her infectious smile, her honesty, and fun loving nature. I’ve know Gloria my whole life as a member of the Patterson Avenue SDA Church. Her brother Leslie Schutte and his wife Lottie were like my second parents and their children like siblings. Our families were inseparable. The Mayers and Schuttes have a close bond. Gloria will be sorely missed. She was a kind and compassionate person. Ed and family please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort and sustain you during this sad time. May you also find comfort in a long life well-lived. Trust and rest in the Blessed Hope!
Mrs. Bareford was a wonderful lady that made an impact on an incredible number of people. Her warmth and kindness was a positive influence on everyone she met and I am saddened to hear of her passing. This world has lost an angel and heaven has gained one. My deepest condolences to her family and I pray that her family will be comforted and find peace knowing she is in God`s care now. I will remember her fondly and look forward to seeing her when we gather again .
I met Mrs. Bareford in 1975 when I was a young high school student. She immediately put me at ease with the warmth of her personality and friendly smile. Her goodness and genuine concern for others made a lasting impression. That ride from New Market to Richmond in her nice big Cadillac was my first experience of “riding in style.” The car even had cruise control! It was on that trip that I learned her brother (Harold) had been our family physician. It’s such a small world.
Although she barely knew me, she put me at ease with her warmth and engaging style of conversation. She had a great sense of humor and a high energy level! The last time I saw her was January 2011, she still had the infectious smile and warm personality. I couldn’t believe that she was still working! What energy! My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Bareford, Eddie, Vonda, Jenny and the extended family.. May they be comforted by her memory and a life well lived.
We grew to love Gloria and Ed through their friendship with Dot and Woody and enjoyed watching these wonderful friends ‘live life’ together and hearing of their adventures in travel. Gloria and Dot shared a special bond and we know ‘Ladybug’ was at the gates of heaven welcoming her Dear Friend home to glory.
We send our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Ed and the girls during this difficult time and will cherish the wonderful memories of Gloria.
Love to all,
Keith & Lynn Bass
In the Five short years I have worked with Guppy she taught me so much. She was like a mother I have never had. I received my scoldings and advise that we’re delivered with love. Always complete with a hug. We did daily devotions and shared prayers and truly a blessing she was for me. I will love her always. Prayers of strength and comfort for her family.