SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sue Schuler's sense of security was shattered when she came home from work Tuesday.
"My bedroom, totally torn up. Every nook and cranny, drawer, private part of my bedroom was flipped upside down over my room. They took things that I can't replace. Things that were meant for my children from their Dad," said Schuler.
Her husband, Scott, died in July 2011 from cancer. A gun enthusiast, he left behind 14 different types of guns for his kids. Whoever broke in stole them.
"And it makes me angry, because it was a tangible memory that my children could reach out and touch something that they shared with their Daddy. And now it's gone," said Schuler.
Also taken were both wedding rings and her engagement ring, which she'd planned on passing on to her daughter.
"I got the idea of taking his wedding band and putting it into a heart. And putting mine into a heart inside it and putting my diamond in it. And I was putting it on necklace that my husband had given me, a gold necklace, so she would have that on her wedding day," she said.
Schuler said the crooks took other jewelry, Scott's watches, and electronics like a camcorder and an X-Box. But it's what she can't replace that has her making a plea to the burglars:
"I would love for those people to leave it on my doorstep and just walk away. I would be very content for that. And I know that's far fetched, but things happen. I would love to be able to get back at least a gun for each of my children. That they can remember their Dad with," said Schuler.
Schuler said a neighbor saw a man wearing a hoodie wheeling a covered wheelbarrow in the area that day, but so far, Seviere County deputies are still searching for whoever broke in.