Mount Vernon News
  • Cleo M. Kunkel

  • April 26, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Cleo Mae Kunkel, 100, of the Country Club Retirement Campus, died Saturday, April 25, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital Emergency Room.

She was born March 30, 1910, in Union Township to the late Grover Cleveland and Bertha (Lease) Stull. She married Blaine Burl Kunkel on June 18, 1927, who preceded her in death on June 11, 1982. She was a homemaker and assisted with farm work, including milking cows. She also worked a few years at the Workman Turkey Processing Plant. She was an avid quilt maker, and enjoyed cooking for her family. She had become quite the poet in the last few years, including writing numerous poems about her age.

She is survived by her daughter, Jody (Bill) Heaton of Howard; three granddaughters, Becky (Tony) Roddy of Walhonding, Sharon Ratai of Howard and Nancy (Gary) Weaver of Obetz; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one expected great-great-grandson; a sister, June Wenger of Danville; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Eldora Stull of Danville.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Diane Waite and Laura Mills; three brothers, Paul, Carl and Robert Stull; and three sisters, Edna Simmons, Jane Hashman and Ethel Heaton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Lee Cubie officiating. Interment will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler. Calling hours are from 9:30 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. This information is online at



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