Clara P. Kunesh, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, passed away at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Mercy Defiance Hospital, where she had been a patient. Mrs. Kunesh was a homemaker and a member of St. Isidore Parish.
Clara was born on December 17, 1929, in Jackson County, Michigan, the daughter of Forest J. and Ida (Miller) Brown. She married James M. Kunesh on February 15, 1958, in Marysdale, and he survives.
Clara is also survived by her children, Mark (Connie) Kunesh, of Defiance, Greg Kunesh, of Continental, Tina (Galen) Gerkin, of Defiance, David Kunesh, of Defiance, and Deb (Tom) Zimmerman, of Defiance; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph (Barbara) Brown, of Defiance, Forest (Gertrude) Brown, of Camden, Michigan, and Rex Brown, of Bushnell, Florida; and a sister, Wilma Michaels, of Montpelier. She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Martin, Tamara and Kevin Kunesh; grandson, Benjamin Zimmerman; brothers, Boyd, Donald, Clyde, Walter Dick and Eddie Brown; and sisters, Shirley Knapp and Elva Guernsey.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 2:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Isidore Catholic Church-Marysdale with Father Robert Kill officiating. Interment will follow the service in St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to an organization of the donor’s choice.