Roberta June Gunther, age 88, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Roberta was born on June 5, 1931 in rural Wyanet, IL to Robert and Ova (Wyatt) Friend. She married Donald Gunther on December 25, 1951 in Buda, IL. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2010. Also preceding her in death are her parents; her son-in-law, Mike Cutright; three sisters; and her best friends, Sylvia and Donna.
She was a loving mother to her children, Sherilynne Cutright of St. Augustine, FL, Karla (Robert) Chesser of Edelstein, IL, Tina Marie Scalf of Chillicothe, IL and Ronald Lee Gunther of Chillicothe, IL; her son-in-law, Mike Sheets of Madison, WI; her grandchildren, Christopher (Kiersten) Sheets, Erik Sheets, Brandon Cutright, Ryan (Amanda) Cutright and Ashley Scalf; and her great-grandchildren, Skyler, Leeland, Arabella, Keegan, Lincoln and Issac.
Roberta graduated from the Methodist School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse in the Peoria area working over the years for Methodist Hospital, Parkhill Manor and for University OB/GYN, retiring in 1994. She attended Rome Baptist Church and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Roberta loved traveling with her husband, especially going on cruises and camping.
Cremation rites and services for Roberta will be postponed until further notice. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
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