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Arlene M. Gunther

November 30, 1928 November 2, 2013
Arlene M. Gunther
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PEORIA – Arlene M. Gunther, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 6:56 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, after her battle with cancer. Arlene was born on November 30, 1928 in Oak Park, IL, to Anthony and Marcella (Quilhot) Scharnagle. She married Harold W. Gunther on October 15, 1949, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2005, in Peoria. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Cyndy) Gunther of Concord, NC, David (Baukai) Gunther of Devils Elbow, MO, and Brad (Cindy) Gunther of Peoria; two daughters, Vicki (Morris) Cossey of St. Peters, MO, and Becky Gunther of Washington, IL; eleven of grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances Gregor of Lisle, IL; and brother, Anthony Scharnagle of Ringgold, GA. Arlene worked at Schier’s Dairy, and later retired from JC Penney’s. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial of cremains will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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