Marjorie L Gunther

March 20, 1928 - April 13, 2009 

Marjorie L Gunther

March 20, 1928 - April 13, 2009 

Obituary for Marjorie L Gunther

Marjorie L. Gunther, 81, a lifelong resident of Toledo, passed away Monday April 13, 2009 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo. She was born March 20, 1928 to Frederick "Jack" and Alma McArtor in Toledo. Marjorie was a graduate of Devilbiss High School, Class of 1946. She was an employee of the water department of Toledo, where she holds the distinction of being the first ever female water treatment operator. She was an active member of AFSCME Local 7, where she served as a union steward and negotiator. Marjorie was involved in the PTA and Boys and Girl Scouts. She and her dog Angel were active members of Therapy Dogs of America, visiting patients in area hospitals. A member of Angels Landing Church, her hobbies included kayaking, wood carving, wood burning and travel. Marjorie had an adventurous spirit and a zest for life, she appreciated the wonders and beauty of nature, enjoying time spent camping and hiking in Alaska, Colorado and Maine. Marjorie is survived by her children, Sandra Sampsel, Richard (Christine) Gunther, Katie (Dean) Austin; granddaughter, Kim Tipton; great grandson, Daniel Tipton; brother in law, David Gunther of Lansdale, PA; special friends, John Fackelman, Peg Francisco, Gloria Moorehead and her beloved dogs, Angel and Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gunther and daughter, Kathleen Sue Gunther. Special thanks to Brianna, Dianna and Andrea of UTMC-4C for the exceptional care given to Marjorie and her family. A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Saturday, April 25 at Angels Landing Church, 2400 N. Reynolds Road. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, Lucas County Humane Society or any local charity. Arrangements entrusted to Ansberg-West Funeral Directors.

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