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Juanita Jewel (Weaver) Kunkel

March 3, 1928 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 93)

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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.

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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 – 

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March 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
March 13, 2021

1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

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