Frances E. Meyer, 87, Ferdinand

Frances MeyerFrances E. Meyer, 87, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (December 8) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg, May 17, 1926, to Anthony and Minnie (McKenzie) Kunkler. She married Eugene J. Meyer May 6, 1947, in Huntingburg. He preceded her in death on October 5, 1992.

Frances was retired from General Electric in Huntingburg. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Her hobbies included word search books, cooking, and baking.

She is survived by seven daughters, Nancy Knies and husband Hermie, Jasper, Jane Meyer, Jasper, Marilyn Hagerman and husband Everett,  Ooltewah, Tennessee, Connie Gehlhausen and husband Ronald, Birdseye, Bonnie Gehlhausen and husband Chris, Birdseye, Lisa Gehlhausen and husband Robert, Huntingburg, and Joan Meyer, Evansville; two sons, Donald Meyer and wife Paulette, Newburgh, and David Meyer, Ferdinand; 11 grandchildren; and eigh great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by two daughters, Theresa Wehr and Angela Ramsey; one grandson Tim Schneller; one son in infancy, Ralph Meyer; four sisters, Gloria Kunkler, Mary Gramelspacher, Dorothy Schnepper, and Verena Steffen; and three brothers, Ben, Anthony and Rev. Father Victor Kunkler.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ferdinand parish or a favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at

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