Ella Reynolds Gunkel

December 22, 1935 - February 29, 2024

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Ella Reynolds Gunkel, 88, of Taylor Mill, KY, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 29, 2024. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish in Covington (Latonia), KY. Ella worked as an executive administrative assistant with Joseph Auto Group. She enjoyed sudoku, crossword puzzles, sewing, spending time with her family and spoiling her dog. Ella was preceded in death by her parents: Delbert and Bessie Reynolds; husband: Earl H. Gunkel; siblings: Ola Cornett, John Reynolds, Clifford Reynolds, Kermit "Paul" Reynolds, Charles Reynolds, Clyde "Obert" Reynolds and granddaughter: Pamela Abner. She is survived by her children: Beverly Abner, Gary Gunkel, Jane Elliott and Robert Gunkel; brother: James (Janice) Reynolds; grandchildren: Bridget Hightower, Teresa "Tia" (Jesse) Pez, Jordyn (Josh) Mardis and Jason Elliott; great-grandchildren: Taylor and Preston and many nieces and nephews. Ella is also survived by her best friend and furry companion: Cody. Visitation will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright, KY. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital c/o: stjude.org. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Trish SettersI - Mar 3, 2024
I am so sorry to hear about your mother,grandmother,Ella so sweet,I walk past her home if she was out we spoke,just so kind,she loved her dog so much,Ella may you rest in peace with Jesus, comfort peace for your family,going to miss you.
The Flake amily - Mar 2, 2024
We are so sorry for your loss and send our condolences. Sending thoughts and prayers for Gary and the family.

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