Beatrice  Gunder
Beatrice "Bea" (Koogler) Gunder, 79, of Washington, passed away at 6:56 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Villages of Oak Ridge in Washington.
She was born Oct. 25, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, to Allen and Evelyn (Tipton) Koogler.
Bea had worked in food preparation at Ponderosa and had also served as secretary for Grace Baptist Church. Bea enjoyed being a homemaker and playing rummikub, checkers, and other games with her family.
Surviving are her husband Russell "Russ" Gunder whom she married Aug. 29, 1959; a son, Daniel Gunder and his wife, Mary Ann, of Terre Haute; a sister, Sharon Wilcoxson of Castle Rock, Colorado; her grandchildren, Nathan Gunder and his wife Cheyanne, Sarah Neikirk, Kara Brooking and her husband Nathan, Josh Gunder, Jeremy Gunder and her great-grandchildren, Jordan Smith, Marissa Neikirk, Mackenzie Neikirk, Kinsley Brooking and Charlotte "Charlie" Brooking.
Bea was preceded in death by her parents, a son James Gunder and an infant twin sister Barbara Koogler.
Funeral services will be from 2 Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Louis Showers officiating. Burial will follow in the New Veale Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Goodwin Sievers Funeral Home in Washington and Tuesday from noon until the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grace Baptist Church. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Bea Gunder.
Published on January 13, 2020


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