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WICHITA, KS - Kunkle, Phylis Jean (Darnell), went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. She was born July 17, 1930 in Nason, Illinois, the fourth of seven children born to Hobart and Mildred Darnell. Phylis started her career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Dallas, Texas. It was there that she met and married Gerald Jerry Kunkle on December 26, 1954. Phylis was a businesswoman who owned and operated two successful hair salons for over 25 years and was recognized by the Wichita business community as a successful entrepreneur. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents, and her brothers, Wilburn and Calvin. Phylis is survived by her beloved Doberman, Lady; her sisters, Betty Soloman and Delores Brown; brothers, Warren and Lindy Darnell, and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 2, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Online tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com
Published on August 30, 2017
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