Phyllis Lee Gundling

December 5, 1922 - September 20, 2003

12/05/1922 - 09/20/2003

Past Services

Visitation
Monday September 22, 2003
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday September 23, 2003
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Tuesday September 23, 2003
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
Visitation
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Michael Catholic Church
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions

Our Heavenly Father has called a precious lamb back to the fold. PHYLLIS LEE MARKER GUNDLING passed away on September 20, 2003 in her 80th year. Phyllis was a kind soul who delighted in giving service to others. She was a parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling, WV.

Phyllis was born on December 5, 1922 in Aetnaville, Ohio, the baby daughter of the late David and Gertrude Jenkins Marker. She graduated from Bridgeport High School and married her husband of 45 years on May 10, 1947. She was predeceased by her husband, Valentine G. Gundling Jr.; her son, George William Gundling; and her siblings, Thomas Marker, Russell Marker, Gertrude Heil, Carrie McCormick, Ada Marker, Grace O’Neill and Gladys Mae Hicks.

Phyllis is survived by her brother, David J. Marker Jr. of Virginia; her daughter Gretchen Wilson of Wheeling and her husband Denis; her son, Val Gundling III of Murrysville, PA. and his wife Auddie; and her son, David Gundling of Pawleys Island, SC and his wife, Kitty. She has eight grandchildren, Katie Wilson, Carrie Wilson, Christie Sara Gundling, Ryan Gundling, Colin Gundling, Collins Gundling, Zade Gundling and Gabrielle Gundling; and several nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose selfless spirit was a guide and inspiration to everyone that she touched during her treasured life. Phyllis owned and operated Hills and Dales Nursery School located at Vance Memorial Church for 24 years and during which time, through genuine love and kindness, nurtured hundreds of young children in the community. Many of her students, who became leaders in the field, would share their successes with her and swell with fond memories when they would hear her name. Phyllis loved her bridge club and her times volunteering at Wheeling Hospital and Oglebay Park. Phyllis’ life was not an example of a life cut too short, but an example of God blessing his children on this earth with every last ounce of love and joy that he could use through Phyllis, to her last breath. She could truthfully say that "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7.

A viewing will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheeling from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003 with the Rev. Eric Hall as celebrant. A luncheon at the parish center will follow.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Parish School Fund, Development Office, 1220 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling.

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Karen Schnupp
8 years ago

Gretchen and Family:

We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I look back and remember all the wonderful times with your Mom in Chirp 22 and the fun we shared with her and your family at Seneca Lake. What a wonderful and delightful person to know. Love Karen, Miranda, Tiffany and Luke

Catie Kite
8 years ago

I just wanted to say how sorry I am. Mrs. Gundling was my teacher when I was 4 and I was fortunate enough to have her the last year of her teaching career. She always had on a pleasant smile and her cheerful personality made everyone want to be around her. I won’t forget her and the impact she had on me and many others. I think about her a lot and I will continue to do so. Love, Catie

Janet Nau Gruber
8 years ago

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a pleasant person to know and always so very charming. What wonderful memories you must cherish.

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Bradfield
8 years ago

Please know that our prayers are with all of you. There are so many fond memories of Phyllis Lee at all of the get-togethers over on Haddale Ave. & up at the farm. With her big smile and cheerful outlook, it is no wonder why all enjoyed her presence. What a lady!

Much Love,

The Bradfields

Robert O. Hess
8 years ago

To the Family of Phyllis Gundling – I was very sorry to hear of the death of Phyllis – Phyllis & Val were very good friends of mine and of my wife Ruth, who passed away three years ago, and my family – Mr. & Mrs. Val Gundling, Sr. were close friends of my mother & father Otto Hess – My sympathy to all – Bob Hess, Tamarac, Florida

Margaret Rine
8 years ago

To the family of Plyllis Gundling,

Your mother was truly a kind and giving person. I remember when I was starting to teach preschool, she was very helpful to me.

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Tom and Margaret Rine

Raphael S.
4 years ago

I attended Hills and Dales Preschool during 1974-75, and I still remember Mrs. Gundling and her daughter Gretchen. I have four kids of my own now, and it still brings tears to my eyes when I remember how kind these two ladies were to me. You never, ever know how you may have touched someone’s life, whether for good or for bad.

Thank you, Mrs. Gundling, and Ms. Gretchen, for these memories.