VAN WERT, Ohio — Pauline R. Kundert Gamble, 95, of Van Wert went to
her heavenly home, at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 11, 2014, at the CHP Inpatient
Hospice Center, with many of her family members present.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1918, to James Artie and Gladys Ethel (Hebb) Keysor who preceded her in death.
was married to Forrest A. Kundert on Aug. 2, 1936, who preceded her in
death on March 24, 1989. She then married Galen E. Gamble who died on
Aug. 7, 2012.
Pauline worked for a time at Montgomery Ward and then at the J.C.
Penney store in Van Wert - many of those years in the catalog department
from which she retired. She was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church
and the women’s circle. She was also a member of the Van Wert County
Hospital Lady Board of Managers, the Friendship Euchre Club and a
She was the mother of two children, Kenneth A.
Kundert, who preceded her in death in September of 2013 and Shirley Ann
Kundert Welker (Richard) Bolton, surviving of Elgin. Other family
members include a daughter-in-law, Connie Lou (Foster) Kundert of Van
Wert; two stepdaughters, Gayetta (James) Hogan of Celina and Barbara
Anderson of North Carolina; eleven grandchildren, Kent (Cathy) Kundert,
Keith (Julie) Kundert, Kevin (Brenda) Welker, Debbie (Rex) Bragg, and
Karen (Roger) Rank, all of Van Wert County, Greg (Tabitha) Bolton, Brad
(Rachel) Bolton, both of Mercer County, Treavor (Gabriella) Anderson,
Stacie (David) McGray, Christin (Alan) Hunter, all of North Carolina,
and Martina Hogan of Illinois; fifteen great-grandchildren, Becki (JR)
Mollenkopf, Tyler (Beckie) Holdgreve, Cameran Kundert, Kurt (Danielle)
Kundert, Rheannon (Jeff) Fetters, Nathan Schaefer, Misty (Scott)
Marshall, Kristopher (Erica) Lytle, Holly (Dan) Metzger, Trey (Heather)
Bragg, Kaleb Rank, Ethan Rife, Shay Bolton, Riley Bolton, and Alivia
Bolton; fourteen great-great-grandchildren, Brynn and Kaylee Mollenkopf,
Lilly and Lyla Holdgreve, Addison Marshall, Adelyn, Renee and Emilia
Metzger, Jayden and Shepard Bragg, Carolina Lytle, Kale, Katie and
Karson Kundert. She is also survived by a brother, Donald (Betty) Keysor
of California and two sisters-in-law, Dolores Keysor and Arlene Keysor.
Four brothers preceded her in death, Wayne E. Keysor, Dale L. Keysor, Kenneth L. Keysor, and Harold L. Keysor.
services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at St. Marks
Lutheran Church with the Rev. William C. Haggis, II, officiating.
Interment will follow at Ridge Cemetery in Ridge Township. Calling hours
are Friday 2 - 8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour
prior to services Saturday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center or St. Marks Lutheran Church.