|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1893|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1975|
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Kundert were conducted from First Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 17, 1975.
The Reverend Robert Miller, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Otis, and the Reverend L. L. Persohn, Presbyterian minister, officiated at the 10:30 a.m. service.
Mrs. Viola Cooley, organist, accompanied Mrs. Inez Strauch, Miss Peggy Kloefkorn, Erb Spicknall and Ray Wahl, Jr. while they sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Good Night, Good Morning".
Serving as pallbearers were Art Root, Howard Twiss, Harry Shedd, George Church, Dale Schmidt and Roy Schinkel.
Interment was in the Akron Cemetery with Yeamans and Gordan Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Bessie May Parker was born on August 11, 1893, at her parents' homestead south of Platner. She died February 13, 1975, in the East Morgan County Hospital at Brush.
She was the eighth of thirteen children born to James Louis "J.L." and Sarah Ann (McKee) Parker.
She was educated in the little sod schoolhouse built by her father, on the prairie south of Platner.
On November 3, 1909, she was married to Henry Lincoln Kundert. To this union five children were born. They lived on a farm one mile east of her birthplace for 37 years.
On December 13, 1947, she and Henry moved to Akron.
Mrs. Kundert was a member of the Bethany Church as a youth, transferring to the Presbyterian Church when she moved to Akron. She was a devoted member of Loyal Workers organization of the church.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She dearly loved life, people and polka music. She was affectionately known as "Granny B" by almost everyone.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1948, and her son, Elton, in 1972.
She is survived by four children: Zelma Harvey and her husband, Ed, of Fort Morgan; Frieda Markham and her husband, Leland, of Akron; Harold Kundert Parker and his wife, Ann, of Pasadena, California; Lewis and his wife, Mary Ann, of Akron; and daughter-in-law, Aileen "Topsy" Kundert, also of Akron.
Eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and two brothers, Edwin "Ted" Parker, of Denver and Hollis Parker of Carroll, Ohio, also survive.
She also leaves to mourn her passing a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
James Louis Parker (1856 - 1937)
Sarah Ann McKee Parker (1858 - 1906)
Henry Lincoln Kundert (1881 - 1948)
Zelma Catherine Kundert Harvey (1910 - 1999)*
Elton Lincoln Kundert (1912 - 1972)*
Frieda May Kundert Markham (1914 - 1996)*
Harold Abraham Kundert Parker (1918 - 2008)*
Lewis Henry Kundert (1921 - 2001)*
Loris McKee Parker (1880 - 1962)*
David Leroy Parker (1886 - 1946)*
Maude Lenore Parker Plant (1888 - 1957)*
Ernest Parker (1892 - 1913)*
Bessie May Parker Kundert (1893 - 1975)
James Louis Parker (1898 - 1952)*
Hollis Elton Parker (1902 - 1987)*
Plot: Bl 2 Sec 14 Lot N1/2 66 Block 7
Created by: Kristi Wood
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71618915