Kergel, Frances Holmes Muncey Mrs. – Obituary

Frances Holmes Muncey Kergel, 90, of Post Falls, Idaho, and a former Baker City and Halfway resident, died July 22, 2001, in Post Falls.

Her graveside funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. The Rev. John Jasper of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate.

Mrs. Kergel was born May 26, 1911, in Ostrander, Wash., to Edwin Francis and Amanda Asenath Holmes Muncey. She attended schools in Oregon and graduated from the University of California. She married James Louis Kergel on Dec. 28, 1936, in Reno, Nev.

She was an elementary school instructor for 23 years. She also taught piano and voice lessons.

She and her husband loved to travel, and they made many trips outside of the United States. She also enjoyed music and her family. She moved to Baker City after her husband’s death in 1998.

Mrs. Kergel is survived by family members, Yvonne and Lyle Strong of Post Falls, and Joseph Muncey of Sparks, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her only son, Paul; her husband, Louis; a sister, Freda Petersen; and a brother, Wendell Muncey.

Contributions in Mrs. Kergel’s memory may be made to Pathway Hospice in care of the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Ore., 97814.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 27, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 22 December 2014. - Last updated on May 19th, 2011

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