Kunkle, Juanita

Juanita Kunkle, 84, of Morenci, Mich., died May 15, 2020, at Oasis of Adrian, Mich.

She was born March 9, 1936, in Remus, Mich., the daughter of Hubert and Bernice (Ohls) Bair. She married Richard C. Hart on Nov. 16, 1956, in Morenci, and he preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1993. She later married Harold W. Kunkle and he survives.

Juanita was a homemaker and a member of Jasper Bible Church. In her free time, she loved to garden, especially flowers.  She served as a Sunday School teacher for more than 15 years. She loved kids, going up north, fishing, camping and collecting rocks.

In addition to her husband, Juanita is survived by four children, Dorothy Stockwell of Holly, Mich., Alice (and Richard) Stiekes of Weston, Mich., Danny Hart of Morenci, and Philip Hart of Morenci; three siblings, Edith Cady of Big Rapids, Mich., Emile (and Katherine) Bair of Holly, and Dorothy (and Ron) Potrafka of Saginaw, Mich.; two step-children, Timothy Kunkle of Wauseon, Ohio, and Heidi (and Doug) Mott of Seattle, Wash.; a granddaughter, Jamie Sue Hart; seven step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Steven Hart; a sister, Mary Dull; and a brother, John Bair.

 A private funeral service is planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Morenci, with Rev. Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Funeral services in the funeral home will be webcast.  The family will plan a celebration of life for Juanita at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.