OBITUARY

Emily Sue Kunkel

5 December, 19457 January, 2021

Emily Sue Kunkel, 65, of Olive Branch, MS passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. Mrs. Kunkel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Kunkel; parents, James Bernard Coby and Thelma Gertrude Bennett Coby; and sister, Mary Louise Tombs. She is survived by her brother, James Bernard Coby(Nancy); sisters, Carol Wilder(Chris) and Martha Coby; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kunkel was an active member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church where she sang in the choir. She loved her cat, Abby, going places with her best friend, Doris Thompson, and spending time with her family. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Saturday, January16, 2021 from 1-2 pm with a funeral liturgy beginning at 2:00 pm. Both will be held at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Leonard Kunkel, Husband (deceased)
  • James Bernard Coby and Thelma Gertrude Bennett Coby, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Louise Tombs, Sister
  • James Bernard Coby (Nancy), Brother
  • Carol Wilder (Chris), Sister
  • Martha Coby, Sister
  • Doris Thompson, Best Friend
  • Abby, Emily's beloved cat
  • She also leaves several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, 16 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, 16 January , 2021

Memories

Emily Sue Kunkel

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Tina Guy

22 January 2021

Rest easy sweet Emily. I will always remember our talks and how much you liked my pumpkin cheesecake. I’m rejoicing that you are with your husband and family again.

Rita Schelly

21 January 2021

I met Miss Emily thru her friend, Doris Thompson. Doris is a board member of the Olive Branch Arts Council and Doris faithfully brought Miss Emily to all of our events. We always enjoyed having her attend and visiting with her. I had a special bond with Doris and Emily because they worked at the IRS, where my sister worked for 39 years. I took magazines to Miss Emily for her to read and share with the other residents at Rolling Hills. She was always very appreciative and we always had a good visit. Rest in eternal peace Miss Emily....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Emily Sue Kunkel, 65, of Olive Branch, MS passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021. Mrs. Kunkel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Kunkel; parents, James Bernard Coby and Thelma Gertrude Bennett Coby; and sister, Mary Louise Tombs. She is survived by her brother, James Bernard Coby(Nancy); sisters, Carol Wilder(Chris) and Martha Coby; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kunkel was an active member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church where she sang in the choir. She loved her cat, Abby, going places with her best friend, Doris Thompson, and spending time with her family. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation on Saturday, January16, 2021 from 1-2 pm with a funeral liturgy beginning at 2:00 pm. Both will be held at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery.