Jean R. Mertz Kunkle, 88, of Greensburg, PA passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg, PA. She was born March 24, 1932 in Youngwood, PA. Daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Brown Mertz. Jean was a member of the Word of Life church in Greensburg, PA for over 30 years. Jean loved to knit, crochet, cook, and tend to her indoor flowers. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, 500 Rummy and putting puzzles together. She was a very unselfish, loving, family-oriented woman. She loved her grand and great grandchildren and would play board games with them every time she saw them. In her younger years, Jean taught Sunday school and loved to listen and sing to gospel music. She is preceded in death by both parents, her loving husband of 70 years whom she met roller skating – Charles “Butch” E. Kunkle, four brothers – Richard, Robert, William and Gerald Mertz and two sons – David and Daryl Kunkle. She is survived by three sons – Charles Kunkle of Shamokin, PA, Timothy Kunkle and wife Kathy of Greensburg, PA and Philip Kunkle of Greensburg, PA, two daughters – Linda Hildenbrand and husband Gary of Fort Myers, FL and Lori Shoemaker of Darragh, PA, one brother – Thomas Mertz of CA, one sister – Donna Mertz-Oftedahl of Huntzville, AL, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 12 – 2 pm and 5 – 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. A public graveside service will be held at noon Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Middletown United Methodist Cemetery in Middletown, PA with Pastor Sheldon Moore officiating. Ronald A. Rich Jr., Supervisor/FD. In compliance with the CDC COVID19 guidelines, only 25 people will be permitted at one time into the funeral home. Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the funeral home and social distancing is required.
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