Eva J. (Hemerly) Kunkel, 92, of Allentown, PA, formerly of Kempton, PA, passed away on November 13, 2022 at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Allentown. She was the widow of Arlan R. Kunkel, who passed away in 2012. Born in Lynnport, PA, she was a daughter of the late John W. Hemerly, Sr. and the late Mary E. Fister. Eva was a 1946 graduate of Slatington Highschool. She was a member of Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, and a longtime former member of the PA Farmers Association. Eva and her late husband were self-employed dairy farmers in Kempton for fifty-five years, also having raised tomatoes for Campbell’s Soup Co. for many years.
Survivors include her son, Roy R. (Ruthanne) Kunkel of Kempton, PA; daughters, Linda S. wife of Roy Gruber of Auburn, PA, and Lori A. wife of Gary Zellner of Lenhartsville, PA; eight grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings; Anna Blose, Earl, Carl, John, Jr., and Terry Hemerly.
There will be a private funeral service held at the convenience of the family in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066.