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Mary Kathryn Kunkel

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April 10, 1941 – April 6, 2019

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Mary Kathryn Measels Kunkel, age 77, died surrounded by loved ones in San Antonio on April 6, 2019. Born in Austin on April 10, 1941, she was the daughter of Edgar F. Measels and Mary Kathryn McGinnis. Growing up in San Antonio, Kathryn graduated from Incarnate Word High School in 1959, and was an avid equestrian. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Texas State College in 1962. In 1968, she and Charles Michael Kunkel married and made their home in Dallas. They had two children and, after a few years in California, settled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Always holding professional positions and earning her Masters degree in 1985 from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Kathryn was, at heart, a teacher who was admired and respected by all.

Returning to San Antonio in 2014, Kathryn quickly developed a bustling social life and made new, special friends. It was during this time that she attained the status of published poet. She attended First Universal Unitarian Church in San Antonio.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Michael Kunkel. Kathryn is survived by her son Phillip Allen Kunkel of San Antonio; her daughter Genevieve Kunkel Harral and husband Sean of San Antonio; her daughter Lara Margaret Pearson of San Antonio; her brother Michael Leo Measels and wife Karen Sue Measels of Huntsville, Alabama; her sisters in love Kathryn Gail Hargrove of Kirby and Linda Ruth Curl of Victoria; her grandson Austin Michael Downard of San Antonio; her granddaughter Kristina Marie Harral of Castle Rock, Colorado; her granddaughter Alyssa Loring Harral of San Antonio; her great-granddaughters Vivian Marie Puleo and Seraphina Beth Puleo; and several nieces and nephews.

Kathryn was a lover of horses, books, cats, poetry and having fun. She adored her family and friends and they her.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the Boerne Cemetery in Boerne.

The family requests either flowers or a donation to Heart to Heart Hospice at to pay forward the amazing support she received, to the American Lung Association at in the hope of preventing smoking, or Bihl Haus Arts at in support of the creative writing class she so enjoyed there. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Kathryn’s life, please visit and select obituaries.

Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.