Trista Rashell Gunter, 27

Funeral services for Trista Rashell Gunter, 27, of Sparta, formerly of Ozark County, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava with burial to follow in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. Officiating will be Pastors Jonathan Mitchell and Bruce DeWeese. 

Trista died Jan. 14 at her home in Sparta.

She was born April 8, 1995, in Springfield to Darrell Gunter and Trish (Hambelton) Moore.

She was a Christian and attended the Eastern Gate Missionary Baptist Church. Every morning she enjoyed drinking coffee and reading a daily devotion. Trista also attended Ashes to Beauty by Encounter Ministries.

Trista loved spending time with her kids and family. She liked watching football and floating the river. Trista loved to laugh and joke around.

Trista is survived by her father, Darrell Wayne Gunter; her mother, Patricia Jane Moore and husband Josh; her “bonus mom,” Tammy Gunter; her children, Heston Dee Gunter and Lea Mae Taylor; three brothers, Taeler Wayne Isaiah Gunter, Hunter James Perry and Gatlin Thomas Cleo Gunter; two sisters, Lindsey Maggard and Gabrielle Aryn Moore; her grandmother, Shirley Nell Hambelton; two neices, Huxlee May Perry and Grace Mitchell; her nephew, Evan Mitchell; many cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dallas Cleo Gunter, Donna Lou Rowe and Theo Isaiah Hambelton.

Memorials may be made to Lost and Found Grief Center in Springfield. Online condolences may be made to

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