Melba Marie Gunter, nee Russell, 85, of Collinsville, Ill., born Jan. 10, 1931, in Piedmont, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, Ill.
Melba was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Essie, nee Bennett, Russell; and three brothers, Delbert, Ernest and Robert Russell.
Surviving are her husband, Carl J. Gunter, whom she married Jan. 7, 1951, in Belleville, Ill.; two daughters, Carla (David) Onstott of Maryville, Ill., and Janet Stinnett of Collinsville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Jamison Onstott, Kristopher Onstott, Brent (Carrie) Stinnett and Kara Stinnett; two great grandchildren, Sofia Stinnett and Owen Stinnett; a nephew and nieces.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Condolences may be express to the family at www.hakassly.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Herbert A. Kassly Funeral Home. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Arcadia Valley Cemetery, Ironton, Mo.
HERBERT A. KASSLY FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 22, 2016