Ona B. Gunter

Ona B. Gunter, 94, of Williamsport, passed into heaven on Aug. 21, 2018, after a brief illness.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1924. Ona was born on the family farm at Estella, Pa. and was the second of six children of Lynn and Grace (Brown) Boyles.

After her graduation from Loyalsock High School in 1941, Ona was employed at Sylvania in Montoursville for almost forty years. After her retirement, she and her husband, Andy, spent winters in Plant City, Florida. There she enjoyed many activities including square dancing, country music, volunteering for various organizations and playing cards.

She is survived by her children, Sandy Rose, of Williamsport, Mary Rose-Colley (Rob), of Loyalsock Township, Louis “Rick” Rose (Suzanne Pryor), of Cogan Station and Randy Rose, of Trout Run. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Lyn Parker Poust. She leaves grandchildren Vanessa Colley, Jerry Rose and Brittany Parker; as well as six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sisters, Dora McCarty (Laverne), of Forksville and Rita Thomas, of Binghamton, N.Y. Ona also leaves many special friends both in Williamsport and Plant City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Gunter; an infant son, Karl; and her siblings, Beltha Kobbe, Torrance and Sheldon Boyles.

Services to celebrate the life of Ona will be held at the Millview Wesleyan Church, 6575 PA Route 87, Forksville, PA 18616 on Saturday, Aug. 25. Friends will be received at 10 a.m. prior to the service with the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Forksville. A memorial service will be held in Plant City at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Millview Wesleyan Church a charity of your choice.

The family thanks the nursing staff of the ICU and PCU units of UPMC-Susquehanna for the kind and compassionate care provided to our mother.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.