Enrica Bunten

Enrica “Ricki”Bunten, December 9 1949- August 26 2011, passed away suddenly on August 26 2011 in Cherokee, NC. Mrs. Bunten was born in Tamaqua, PA to William and Alice Dibui. She was a loving mother, sister, and devoted wife. Ricki was a prominent realtor in the Blount County area. She loved spending time outdoors and with her family. She had a strong passion for animals, especially her dogs. Ricki had a contagious smile, and brought joy to all that knew her. She will truly be missed, but her memory will remain in our hearts forever. Ricki leaves behind husband, Gilbert Bunten, son, Greg Garritani, stepdaughters, Windy and Heather Bunten, sisters, Patsy Neuklis and Sandra Ryan, brother, William Dibui. Family will receive friends and family on Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 4pm-6pm at Smithview Pavilion, 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN followed by celebration of her life at 6pm. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM, Friday, September 2, 2011 at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, TN for interment. Flowers and arrangements can be sent to Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 1402 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com

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