Sharon L. “Sherry” Kunkel
January 14, 1948 ‒ July 12, 2019
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 (https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1431566).
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.