Sharon L. “Sherry” Kunkel

January 14, 1948 ‒ July 12, 2019

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Sharon L. “Sherry” Kunkel, age 71, of Columbus, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Grant Medical Center following a brief illness.

On January 14, 1948, Sherry was born in Galion, Ohio, the older of two daughters of the late Dalton E. and Veldren (Coldwell) Kunkel.  She spent most of her life in Williamsport, Ohio, at their family home, or down the alley at her special Aunt Rosie Coldwell’s where she spent countless hours.

For the past five years, Sharon has enjoyed living at the Heinzerling Community in Columbus.

A sports fanatic, Sherry loved rooting on the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds.  She had a knack for knowing all of the players, their positions, etc. and it was especially exciting when she won small bets against her father.  She also enjoyed scrapbooking, and she appreciated watching the many birds that visited at the Heinzerling Community.

As a family, they went on many camping trips over the years.  She loved everything about those vacations, especially playing card games.

Always happy, Sherry had a sweet smile that would light up the room.  You also always knew where you stood with Sherry, especially when she needed to roll her eyes at you.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Marsha Reall of Columbus; three aunts: Lois Ann Steere of Ft. Wayne, IN, Mary Coldwell of Marengo, and Janet Kunkel of Millersburg; and numerous cousins.

Her family will greet friends from 1 – 2 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services honoring her life will be held there at 2 pm, with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating.  Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heinzerling Community, 1800 Heinzerling Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43223 (

On behalf of her sister and family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the caring staff and her many friends at the Heinzerling Community for their special care of Sharon.  Thank you also to everyone at the Bixby Living Skills Center, where Sherry enjoyed learning activities three days a week.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Sherry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • To the Family of Sharon Kunkel,

    Ralph and I send our deepest sympathy to all the family in the loss of Sharon. May the Lord five you peace and comfort in the upcoming days.

  • Sending our love and sympathy to all of Sharon’s family. May God bless you and give you strength and peace in the coming days.

  • Marsha
    I was saddened to learn of Sherry death yesterday. No matter how prepared we are for the inevitable, it still leaves a hole in our heart when it happens. I hope the good times you shared with her and the love and support of your family and friends will sustain you in the coming months. Please know that ur thoughts and prayers are with you at this painful time and that I care. Much love, Fahn

  • Marsha,

    Henry are so sorry to hear about Sherry’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers at this time.

    Henry and Ruth Ann Hendershot Scurlock

  • We just learned of Sherry’s passing in the past hour and are so sorry we were unable to attend the calling hours and her service. She was a very special cousin and we loved to visit and play cards with her. She will be missed by all whoever knew her and enjoyed her lovely personality and great smile. May peace be with you as you mourn her loss.
    All our love.

  • Marsha, I was so sorry to read of the passing of your sister. I hope happy memories will give you comfort. You are in my prayers.
    Sandy Creswell Woosley

  • Marsha, I was so sorry to hear about Sherry passing. I was in Honduras and was not able to attend the service. I will always remember Sherry as taking care of all the us “little people “when we went camping or had get togethers at the Chapman house. She was a precious lady.