Gunther, Virginia R.
Virginia R. Gunther, 92, of Galesburg, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Seminary Manor.

She was born December 5, 1919 in Galesburg the daughter of Harry H. and Martha Westervelt Gunther.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Gene, Kenneth, Dale, Robert, and Gordon Gunther; and a sister, Gwendolyn Boyden.

Virginia graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937. She went on to attend Knox College. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1942, received her M.S. from Wellesley College in 1943, and earned her Master of Arts in Religious Education from Mundelein College in 1976.

Virginia was a teacher focusing on religious education in Chicago for 30 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Galesburg.

Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Msgr. Ernest Pizzamiglio will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Public Library. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at
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