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The Carthage Press
  • Edna Bearl Gunn

  • Edna Bearl Gunn, 60, Carterville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at her home after lengthy illness.


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  • Edna Bearl Gunn, 60, Carterville, Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at her home after lengthy illness.  
    Edna Bearl Gunn was born Jan. 7, 1952 in Watsonville, Calif.; the daughter of the late Jewel Kenneth Gunn and Zelma Randolph Gunn. She attended Cornerstone Church, Carterville, Mo., and worked as a factory worker for Able Body, Joplin, Leggett & Platt and Steadley’s, Carthage, Mo.  
    Edna loved being with her children and family, watching hummingbirds and small animals in her yard, loved gardening and being independent.
    Survivors include a daughter; Cheyenne Dawn Smith Gunn, Carterville; two sons; Donald Richard (Ruby Watson) Smith and Lonnie (Tina) Lewis, Tennessee; five sisters; Janice Riddell, Abilene, Texas, Nancy McBride, Dudley, Texas, Marsha Sanders, Abilene, Texas, Joan Stark, Austin, Texas, and Norma Verner, Abilene, Texas; two brothers; Michael Wayne Gunn, Carterville, Mo., and Gary Lon Howell, Abilene, Texas.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Detra Howell and one brother, James Arthur Gunn.
    Visitation will be held from 2–3 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. in the Knell Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
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