Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 17, 2012

Rita Gunter


MT. VERNON — — Rita Ann Gunter, 61, of R#1 Springerton, died 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Nov. 3, 1951, in McLeansboro, daughter of James and Betty (Gillenwater) Upchurch. She married Daniel (Dan) Gunter on Nov. 21, 1969, and he survives.

She was the manager at the former Platoleen gas station in McLeansboro and a member of 1st General Baptist Church in McLeansboro.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Brian Gunter of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Brenda (husband Gary) Kalil of Michigan City, Ind., Marsha (husband David) Sutton of McLeansboro and Bobbie (husband Roy) Bennett of Greenup; brothers-in-law, Ed (wife Alice) Gunter of Eldorado, Don (wife Shirley) Gunter of McLeansboro, Fred Gunter of McLeansboro and David (wife Gena) Gunter of McLeansboro; sisters-in-law, Janet Veteto of McLeansboro and Ruby (husband Charles) Everett of McLeansboro; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son, James Daniel Gunter.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Dahlgren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Memorials may be may to 1st General Baptist Church and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.