Margaret Ann Gunter, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away in her home on December 18, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.
Margaret Ann was born on April 27, 1934 to Mildred Harding and Wayman Carter in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was one of five children born into this union. She attended Cleveland Elementary School in Coffeyville and various schools in Kansas City Missouri Public School District, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1951. She attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri and graduated from Shippensburg State College in Shippensburg, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
In 1952, she met the love of her life, Gurnie C. Gunter, and they wed in 1953. After their first son was born, she dedicated her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother. Margaret excelled at motherhood and was the family’s foundation through and through. She was an excellent cook, gift giver, constant cheerleader and supporter of her three sons’ academic and sport activities.
Margaret was an avid golfer and even shot a hole-in-one. She was a passionate bridge player and bowler (winning a new car in a 1988 city-wide bowling tournament). She was a member and/or served on several boards and organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kansas City Library Board of Trustees, Silver Life Member of NAACP, P M Interlude Social Club, Inter-City Booklovers Club, Greater Kansas City Bridge Association, Greater Kansas City Bowling Association, Presbyterian Women’s Organization, American Red Cross, and many various nonprofit organizations that supported charities, churches and schools. She accepted Christ at a young age and was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. She later joined Covenant Presbyterian Church where she continued to support, teach Sunday School and serve in various capacities to truly embrace the creed of “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Gurnie C. Gunter; son, Capt. Gurnie C. Gunter, Jr; and grandson, Gregory C. Gunter; sister, Beverly Wheeler; brothers, Wayman Carter II and Allen Carter.
She is survived by her sister Barbara Ponder of Kansas City; sons Geoffrey Gunter (Linda) and Josef Gunter (Wanda) of Kansas City; daughter-in-law Charalotta Gunter of Colorado Springs, CO; five grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Memorial Service on January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 5931 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64130. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Gregory Gunter Memorial Foundation (P O Box 11764, Kansas City, MO 64138). Cremation entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234.Service Information:
Memorial Service on January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 5931 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64130. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Gregory Gunter Memorial Foundation (P O Box 11764, Kansas City, MO 64138). Cremation entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234.