August 28, 1947 - March 7, 2021
Kathryn Gunkel, 73, a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother, and friend died at her home in Blytheville on March 7, 2021. Kathryn and her husband John pastored Churches in Southern California for over 20 Years. She was a faithful member of Connection Church in Blytheville Arkansas. With a smile as big as her heart, Kathryn had boundless energy which she invested in family. She loved her family unconditionally. To honor our mom we ask that in lieu of flowers or cards that you all take your $$ and invest in your family. Go on a picnic, buy a board game to enjoy with your family. Just be present while you are here. Also a word of wisdom from mom “If you have trouble saying “I Love You” to those dear to you ….. push through and say it …. It gets easier every time.” She was preceded in death by her husband John A. Gunkel Sr.; her son James A. Gunkel II; her parents, Wilbert and Zedith Garcia and her sister Wilma Bettencourt. Kathryn is survived by her best friend and daughter Kimbra Fulks (Tim) of Blytheville Arkansas and son John A. Gunkel of Frisco Texas; two grandsons Brian C. Fulks (Brittany) of Benton, Arkansas and Blake A. Fulks (Genevieve) Ozark, Missouri; two step grandsons Chad Metheny (Kristen) of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Dillon Malone (Chrissy) of Blytheville Arkansas; 5 step great granddaughters and former daughter in law Monica Gunkel; two sisters Dorothy Duarte (Joe) and Tammy Wilson (Kenny) both of Tulare, California; two brothers Wilber "Ray" Garcia (Audine) of Oakland, California & Roger Garcia of Ozark, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. There will be Memorial Service honoring Kathryn Sunday March 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm @ Connection Church, 4110 Memorial Drive, Blytheville, Arkansas with Dr. Dale Ruddick officiating. At the conclusion of the service with weather permitting we will have a Tree Planting in her honor. Tri-City LLC Crematory Funeral Home is honored and privileged to serve the family of Kathryn Gunkel. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Tri-CityLLC.com.
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