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Jean Gunther

June 5, 1925 February 9, 2018
Jean Gunther
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Obituary for Jean Gunther

Jean Gunther, 92, of King’s Grant in Martinsville, VA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She had been a resident there since 1996. She was born on June 5, 1925 to the late Herman Deitrich Gunther and Mary Bulow Gunther. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Winfield Gunther.

Jean lived a very active and interesting life. She retired in 1993 after 35 years with the CIA as an operative and analyst overseas. In retirement she focused on her love for animals. She was an avid volunteer and fundraiser with the SPCA, serving for 5 years on its Board. Jean was instrumental in bringing a Pet Therapy program to King’s Grant, and was involved with the North Shore Animal League Fostering Program. Much of Jean’s time was also spent as Chairman of the First United Methodist Church Food Bank, overseeing inventory, procurement and distribution for Second Harvest. When it came to doing wonderful work for people and animals in need, Jean was always involved. And she will be missed.

Jean is survived by her niece, LeeAnn Beam of Tallahassee, FL.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA will be serving the Gunther family. Online condolences may be made at

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