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“Dear family, I went to high school with Mary Beth and was her roommate freshman year at Good Sam. I have many fond memories of Mary Beth and time...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joy Webb - Cincinnati, OH

“Mary Beth was a friend and and coworker with me at GSH and will be greatly missed. She was a dedicated nurse and manager at the Hospital and provided...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dr. Dennis Wiwi - Cincinnati, OH

“I worked with Mary Beth for two years. While I had not worked for a long time with Mary Beth at TriHealth, I found her to be knowledgeable, friendly...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Marquita Adkins - Cincinnati, OH

“Eternal rest. I miss your laugh and wisdom. Prayers for all you have left here. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Yeager - Highland Heights, KY

“I had the pleasure of working with Marybeth at Trihealth. She was such a joy to work with and kept me laughing on our weekends together working at...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: ANN PENTECOST - Coworker

“We were introduced to Mary Beth several years ago through Pat. From that time on we spent a lot of time together having breakfast,dinner, or just...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Aloha & Jesse Cook - Cinti, OH

“The best neighbor, friend and travel buddy a person could have. Will miss you so much Mary Beth. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Robin Price - OH - Friend

“Kathy,Tim and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will miss her coming to visit. Love to all ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Gilbert - Harrison, OH

“I used to work with Mary Beth at good Sam hospital she was my supervisor in the suricare dept if I had a problem I would go to Mary Beth and she...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Reigel - Cincinnati, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers. prayers. I enjoyed working with Mary Beth at Good Samaritan Hospital. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Stetter - Cincinnati, OH

“Mary Beth and I go way back to the early 1980's when she was a nurse in Surgicare and I was the unit assistant in the Cardiac Cath Lab. We had...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Jones - Cincinnati, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Beth. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Mayborg - Hamilton, OH


KUNNEN, Mary Beth, 65, passed away May 15 surrounded by loving family and friends after a yearlong battle with cancer. Loving daughter of Mary Clare (nee Kaufhold, deceased) and John A. (Mike) Kunnen; dear sister of Kathy Ernst (John), Martha Ekardt (Patrick), Marianne Kunnen-Jones (Rick), Michael, Tim and Patrick, all of Cincinnati; doting aunt of Chris, Jeff and Daniel Ernst, Claire Shoemaker (nee Ekardt), Annie and Patty Ekardt, three step-nieces and one step-nephew, and one great-niece, five great-nephews, four step-great nieces and one step-great nephew. Her family wants to thank her longtime friends Chris Nolan and Sylvia Feist, who supported her to the end. A 1972 graduate of Seton High School, she was a lifelong West Sider, earning her RN from Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1975 and BS (magna cum laude) in Management of Health Care Services in 2000 from Mount St. Joseph University. Mary Beth dedicated 44 years to Good Samaritan Hospital, serving as a caring staff nurse in medical-surgical areas, team coordinator and clinical team manager in SurgiCare/Pre-Surgical
Services/Eye Center, and ending her career in Care Management before retiring in 2019. She generously shared love and time with nieces and nephews, always found the perfect gift for those she loved, liked to give joy to others, had fun traveling and watching movies, and possessed a spunky, dry sense of
humor. Among her many nurse-friends were Karen Kammer, the Good Time Gals, Gatlinburg Posse and Young at Hearts. Private graveside service. Memorial Mass Saturday, July 18, 2020, 11:00AM at St. William Church, 4108 W Eighth Street, Cincinnati, OH. At her request, memorial donations may be made payable to IFC Scholarship Fund to benefit students at the School of Nursing, Good Samaritan Foundation, 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, OH, 45220 or at www.gshfoundation.com (designate IFC Scholarship). Arrangements are entrusted to BJ Meyer Sons Funeral Home and condolences may be posted at www.bjmeyer.com.