Barbara Ann (Fanning) Gunther (1947 - 2015) 

Barbara Anne (Fanning) Gunther

AGE: 67 • Newark

Barbara Anne Gunther, age 67, a longtime resident of Green Valley in Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was born March 16, 1947 in Wilmington, DE to the late William E. and Thelma R. (Kaehn) Gunther. 

Upon her graduation from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965, she lived and worked in Kemblesville, PA for 20 years, including her parents shop, Kemblesville Gift Shop and Gallery. She also worked in the banking industry at Commonwealth Federal Savings & Loan in Chester County. Barbara returned to the Newark area and worked many years as a fitness instructor and in sales with Kirkwood Fitness, before becoming Director of Sales at the Sheraton in Newark. She enjoyed decorating and gardening, and was devoted to her family who will miss her dearly. 

She is survived by her daughters, Shelly L. Swed and husband, David, of Georgetown, DE, and Nikki A. Trimble and husband, Rich, of Singer Island, FL; four grandchildren, Noah Swed, Mackenzie Swed, and twins Ryden Trimble and Paige Trimble; and great grandson Jace Swed. 

A service will be held at 11AM on Friday, February 27, 2015 at R. T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Family and friends may visit one hour prior beginning at 10AM. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, DE. To send condolences visit