Ellen Ann Kunkle

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Ellen Ann Kunkle Charleston - Ellen Ann Thompson Kunkle, 89, of Charleston, SC, died on July 6, 2018, after a short hospitalization. The relatives and friends of Ellen Ann Thompson Kunkle are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 Noon Friday, July 13, 2018 at Nativity Catholic Church, 1061 Folly Road, James Island. Burial will take place at a later date in Montpelier, OH. The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Online Condolences may be offered at www.CharlestonFunerals.com. Born October 7, 1928, to George Roger Thompson and Mary Scheuermann Thompson of Hempstead, NY, Ellen was a 1948 graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. In 1952, she married and moved to Bryan, Ohio, where she and her first husband ran a Pepsi-Cola bottling plant. In 1961, she married Robert 'Jum' Kunkle of Montpelier, Ohio. They were married for 32 years, during which time she worked as a bookkeeper for the Williams County General Hospital and as a homemaker. She lived in Charleston for the last ten years of her life. Ellen cherished the memory of her family and childhood in Hempstead and delighted in her role as a wife and mother. She was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Montpelier and the Church of the Nativity in Charleston. She loved traveling, nature, gardening, cats, and crafts, especially knitting and crocheting. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jum, and her son Roger Shook, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Annis 'Bee' Thompson Wilson (John) of Glen Cove, NY; son Tom Kunkle (Susan) of Charleston; daughter-in-law Mary Siebenaler Shook of Archbold, OH; stepsons Robert and David Kunkle of Reno, NV and Austin, TX; five grandchildren: Andrea Shook Mull (Jason), Anthony Shook, Walter, Jacob, and Claire Kunkle; and one great-grandchild, Brecken Mull. During her last months, Ellen enjoyed the ease and security of life at the Carter-May Home in West Ashley. Her family extends their sincere thanks to Janine Bauder, Sister Leena Joseph, Sister Cecilia Joseph, Sister Terese Rasoarivao, and all the staff at Carter-May and to Ellen's many close friends, including Kathleen Sottile, Steve Proctor, and Celeste Engels, for their countless acts of care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Carter-May Home, 1660 Ingram Rd, Charleston, SC 20407. Arrangements by James A. McAlister, (843) 766-1365. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on July 11, 2018