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Juanita Jewel Kunkel
Juanita Jewel (Weaver) Kunkel, age 93, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on March 9th, 2021 at The Forum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She was born in Orange County, Indiana on March 3rd, 1928 to Estel and Gladys (Jackman) Weaver.
Juanita married Dwight Robert Kunkel on April 16th, 1947 and he preceded her in death on September 14th, 1999.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and (2) Brothers – Harold and Glenn Weaver.
Juanita was a 1946 graduate of French Lick High School, a member of the West Baden First Baptist Church, a Charter Member of Phi Beta Psi which she joined in 1949, and remained active in the Associate Chapter.
She retired from United Communications in 2000 where she had worked as a bookkeeper.
Juanita was a seamstress, painter, and created beautiful knitted and crocheted items that she always shared with family and friends.
She is survived by:
(2) Sons Ronald Kunkel of Bloomington, Indiana
David Kunkel (Lori) of Jasper, Indiana
(1) Daughter Janalyn Van Emon (Michael) of Carmel, Indiana
(1) Sister Brenda Weaver Prickett of Indianapolis, Indiana
(1) Sister-in-Law Jo Adams Weaver of Franklin, Tennessee
(3) Grandchildren Derek Van Emon (Emma) Indianapolis, Indiana
Ben Kunkel (Jordan) West Lafayette, Indiana
Libby Kunkel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(2) Great-Grandchildren Drew and Maggie Van Emon
A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana with burial to follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to West Baden First Baptist Church, 8313 State Rd 56, West Baden Springs, IN 47469 or Ames Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Ryan Barwe, 6487 W. County Rd 175S,
French Lick, IN 47432.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing (6 feet or more). If you are showing symptoms of illness (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea) please do not attend. Thank you for your cooperation during the difficult times.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, IN, 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.
Sympathy and prayers for all of Juanita's family and friends!!
Elvis and Pamela (Bayer) Nelson Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM
My sympathies to old family friends Ron, David and Jan. Your mom was a very good mother, friend and woman. My best to you all.
Don Clements Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss in your family. My love and prayers are with you all. I worked many years with Juanita at United, Inc. Those of us who worked together many decades were like family. I have wonderful memories of Junita. She was a wise and kind woman and taught me so many life lessons while we worked together. I still have a lace Christmas angel that she make. I think of her each time I place it on the tree. She was also the most thoughtful person to send out birthday and Christmas cards. Fly high Juanita your work here on earth is done and Glory awaits.
Nancy Prosser Tolbert Hinsch Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM