Jo Ann Guge named Aug. Employee of the Month

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Jo Ann Guge

Jo Ann Guge has been selected as Monette Manor August Employee of the Month. She has worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Monette Manor for 5-1/2 years.

She was raised in the Leachville area and moved to Wisconsin where she worked as a CNA for 28 years.

She has always enjoyed helping others. She said during her years in Wisconsin she would ride the six miles to work on a snow mobile during the winters and an ATV during the summers.

When her mother, Elsie Brooks, started having health problems, Guge decided to move back to Arkansas. Her mother was a resident at Monette Manor for five years. She passed away Jan. 28.

"I treat the residents like I wanted my own mother treated," she said. "This is a great facility. Everyone is like family. All of the workers are like sisters. I enjoy coming to work."

Guge has a son, Kevin Murphy, and two granddaughters.

When she is not working, she enjoys being outside fishing, hunting or gardening.

She said it was an honor to be selected as Employee of the Month.

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