Obituary - Karen S. Schwartz Gunter

August 19, 2022
Karen Gunter Karen Gunter

Mrs. Karen S. Schwartz Gunter, 77, of South Fulton, Tenn., passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022 at her residence.

She was born on May 7, 1945 in Traverse City, Mich., to the late L.A. “Bud” and Laverne Howe Schwartz.

Karen worked and retired from the University of Tennessee at Martin where she worked for the Grant Writing Department. She was a Hickman County High School graduate and received her Master’s degree from the University of the Tennessee at Martin. She lived all of her life in this area.

Karen was known for her famous cinnamon “T-Rings.” Coming hot out of the oven, they were the highlight of many holidays and celebrations. She was an amazing seamstress and made custom curtains at one point.

She is survived by her husband, George Ray Gunter, to whom she married August 22, 1964; a son, Greg (Shawn) Gunter of Martin, Tenn.; two daughters, Dawn (Franco) Gabriele of Apollo Beach, Fla., and Ginger (Tom) Rento of East Castleton, NY; five grandchildren, Paige (Conner) Simpson of Martin, Tenn., Braxton Gunter of Martin, Tenn., Abby Gunter of Martin, Tenn., Connor and Riley Booth, both of East Castleton, NY; a brother, Tim (Joretta) Schwartz of Clinton, Ky.; a sister, Lynn Ann (Hal) Jones of Clinton, Ky.; five nephews, five nieces; and a sister-in-law, Betty Schwartz of Colorado Springs, Colo.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Larry Schwartz.

A celebration of life will be held at 1PM Monday, August 22, in our funeral chapel with burial to follow in the Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11AM Monday until the hour of service.

Donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Baptist Hospice-Union City, P.O. BOX 621, Union City, TN 38281.