Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 29, 2013

Elsie A. Gunden

Elsie A. Gunden

April 27, 1922-Dec. 29, 2013

MYERSTOWN, Pa. — Elsie A. Gunden, 91, died Sunday at her residence.

She was the wife of Donald E. Gunden, to whom she was married 64 years on Aug. 21.

Born in Protection, Kan., on April 27, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Erma J. (Troyer) Zimmerman.

She was a 1940 graduate of Protection High School, Kan., and attended Hesston College, also in Kansas.

Her first job was teaching eight grades in a one room country schoolhouse.

She was later employed as a Therapeutic Recreation Aide at Cedar Haven, Lebanon, Pa., for 20 years, retiring in 1994.

A member of Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa., she taught Sunday School for many years. She worked with the Brownie Scouts in Myerstown for many years and enjoyed scrapbooking, reading and traveling. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Marilyn J. Gunden of Myerstown, Pa., and Bonita L. Gunden of Amarillo, Texas; sons, Donald K. (Theresa) Gunden of Goshen and Douglas E. Gunden of Myerstown, Pa.; four grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; sisters, Norma Conrad of Rock Falls, Ill., and JoAnn (Bill) Day of Amarillo, Texas; brothers, Earl (Helen) Zimmerman of Huntington Beach, Calif., Alfred (Nancy) Zimmerman of Protection, Kan., and Mike (Louise) Zimmerman of Boise, Idaho; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Lois Lauffer and Ruby Stotts, and a brother, James Zimmerman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond St., Akron, Pa. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, Pa., and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Akron Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Deerpark, PO Box 394, Westbrookville, NY 12785.

To share condolences, visit Elsie’s obituary at www.legacy.com.

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