Rose Marie Caple von Gunten, 92, of Catonsville, died on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Carroll Hospital. Born April 18, 1929 in Patapsco, she was the daughter of the late Emil A. Caple and Emma LaRue Shamer Caple. She was the wife of the late Harold Philip von Gunten who died on March 4, 2010.
Before retiring she worked as a Personnel Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn. She enjoyed history, genealogy, poetry, the ocean and loved her cats. She was a member of Patapsco United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughters Nina Maria von Gunten of Catonsville and Carolyn E. LaMartina of Streamwood, IL; grandchildren Deanna, Joseph and Kelsey; sisters Betty Lee Munshaur and husband Kenny of New Windsor, Sonja Tracey of New Oxford, PA and brother Larry Caple of Baltimore.
She was predeceased by grandparents Jacob and Mary Westaway Caple, Warren E. and Nina Taylor Shamer and sisters V. Eleanor Caple Barnes, Anna May Caple Weber, June Caple Green and Shirley Caple Dawson.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Barbara M. Allen and Pastor Dave Meador officiating. Interment will be held at Patapsco United Methodist Church Cemetery in Finksburg.
Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or Memorial contributions may be made to the Patapsco Cemetery Fund, c/o Lori Bell 2645 Sandymount Road, Finksburg, Maryland 21048.
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