Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Nora Rosalee “Rosie” Gunther, 80, of Morton, died at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Sept. 24, 1932, in Fair Grove, Mo., to Ira Press and Lela (Norton) Day, she was raised by her grandparents, William and Nora Norton. She married Daniel W. Gunther on Jan. 17, 1952, in Hartsburg. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda Clark of Morton and Cindy (Mike) Beatty of Pekin; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one sister, Midge (Richard) Wagler of Wichita Falls, Texas.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one half brother.

She had worked at Miller Bakery in Morton for 40 years as a cake decorator.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with an Apostolic Christian church minister officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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