E. Pauline Gunkel

Nov. 18, 1908 - Feb. 08, 2006

SYRACUSE — E. Pauline (Tucker) Gunkel, 97, died Feb. 8, 2006, at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse, following an extended illness.   

She was born Nov. 18, 1908, in Tipton, Ind.  

She had been employed at the cafeteria at Delco Remy Division of General Motors for 15 years and also, for a couple of years, at the YMCA café.

She was a member of North Webster Church of God; Tippecanoe Township Extension Club; and the Barbee Hoosier Conservation Club. She enjoyed living at the Chapman House in Warsaw for her last year. She was crowned Valentine Queen this last year at the Chapman House.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith and husband David Pickering of Syracuse; her son, Richard Allen and wife Jean Gunkel of Harmston, Lincolnshire, U.K.; former daughter-in-law, Tanya Gunkel of New Mexico; four grandchildren, Chris Harmon of Syracuse, Pamela and husband Kevin Bies of Vero Beach, Fla., Kelly and husband Jon Grasle of Portland, Ore., and Richard Allen Gunkel II and wife Connie of North Kingston, R.I.; four great- grandchildren, Ashlee Lestor, Megan Grasle, Mark Grasle and Stephanie Gunkel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband, whom she married in 1925, Arbary Wayne Gunkel who died in 1987; her parents, Claud and Edna Blanche (Glass) Tucker; and five siblings.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, officiated by Pastor Sue Jones. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday South Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Humane Society.

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