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Gunter, Margaret Ann

Gunter, Margaret Ann

April 27, 1934 — December 18, 2022

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.

Gunter, Margaret Ann's Guestbook

Awaiting the New Body 2 Corinthians 5 KJV 5 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. God Bless the Gunter family

Joyce and Brett Kynard

I am blessed to have known one such as Margaret Ann. You - the family and friends - will have wonderful memories of her to comfort you during this season of grieving.

Earline McKelvy

When only memories remain, let them be beautiful ones. . . . Aunt Margaret was a loving, kind and generous soul. Her sense of humor, laugh and smile were infectious. Her love of family was always evident in how she lived her life. May God continue to bless and comfort everyone.

Jimmy and Debra Schamber

So Sorry for your loss , Margaret was an amazing lady, and will be missed by many I always enjoyed bowling with and against her through the years

Kathy Martin

Your Mama was an amazing lady, and We feel Privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her dearly.We’re be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Roy&Joann Wade

To my extended family: Dear Ones: Know that your family has my deepest sympathy. I’ve known Margaret for many years, since we were in Coffeyville playing together as little girls. I know Margaret to be kind, loving, caring, and giving. I will never forget her. Sorrow is a fleeting emotion, but love is infinite.

Nilus NaDel Justice

To Mrs. Linda Gunter, Brie, and Raeann My condolences to the entire family. I pray that God will comfort each of you doing this this time. Earth has no sorrow that God can not heal.

John Wright

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