Marjorie ‘Ruth’ Kunkle

KUNKLE, Marjorie R. “Ruth”, 86, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Trinity West.

She was born March 8, 1927, in Toronto, Ohio.

Ruth was a secretary for the Steubenville Board of Education. She was a member of Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville Women’s Club and Sweet Adelines. Ruth enjoyed playing and winning cards with friends and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed singing songs with her son accompanying her on guitar on the back porch.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur T. “Bill” Kunkle Jr.; sisters, Barbara Freeland, Virginia Carlson and Beatrice DeAngelis and brothers, Al Criss and Gene Criss, Paul Ball and Jack Ball. Surviving are her son, Karl W. Kunkle and loving daughter-in-law, Dr. Gay A. Herrington of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughters, Allison K. Kunkle (studying abroad in Denmark) and Katherine Ruth “Unit” Kunkle at home; sister and brother-in-laws, Shirley Barnett of Steubenville, Charlene Peterson of Florida and Capt. Raymond L. Kunkle (USMC, Ret.) of San Clemente, California; a brother, Pat Criss; nieces, Jan McIntosh, Beth Christopher, Patty Barnett and Lynn Connor and nephews, Charles “Chad” Kunkle and Yiannis Psaroudis. She was lovingly cared for daily in her final years by Tammy Cyrnanski, Susan, Joann, Patty and others.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Proya officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben.

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