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Georgia Gunning obituary – Mount Pleasant, MI (1928-2015)

GUNNING, GEORGIA A.; age 87; of Mount Pleasant; passed away peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2015 at the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. Georgia was born on July 31, 1928 in Bethel Township, Branch Co., Michigan to George and Gula (Shippy) Green. She graduated from Bronson High School in 1945 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Arts from Western Michigan University. Georgia began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse and continued as an elementary school teacher in the Coldwater and Clarkston school districts. Georgia married Benjamin Nelson Gunning on December 23, 1957 in Coldwater, Michigan. She enjoyed traveling, golfing and gardening. She was also a loyal Michigan State University, Red Wings and Tigers fan and believed that all referees had a vendetta against her team. Georgia is survived by three children, Marlee (Tom) Sukany of North Street, Benjamin G. (Kathy) Gunning of Mt. Pleasant, and Marda Gunning and husband Robert Uva of Bluffton, South Carolina; a granddaughter, Emily Gunning of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Barbara Anglin of Bronson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin N. Gunning; parents; three brothers, Walter, Wendell and Paul Green; three sisters, Gene Widener, Marilyn Green and Sally Montanbault. An intimate family gathering celebrating Georgia’s life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Renucci House, Spectrum Health Foundation MV004, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Foundation, 100 Michigan St., NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. You may view Georgia’s obituary online and send condolences to the family, a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com

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