Earnestene “Tene” Cunningham

January 16, 1934 - September 6, 2020

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Secor Funeral Home
35 Railroad Street
Plymouth , Ohio 44865

Earnestene "Tene" Cunningham, 86, resident of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Blossom Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. She was born on January 16, 1934 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Oren and Tessie (Conley) Tackett.

Tene was an excellent cook and worked as a head cook for Pioneer Joint Vocational School. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Plymouth and Taylortown Community Church in Shelby.

She is survived by her 3 children, Don (Sue) Cunningham of Brunswick, Georgia, Jean (Glenn) Click of Plymouth, Ohio, Rich (Schellie) Cunningham of Plymouth, Ohio; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, John (Josie) Tackett of Willard, Ohio, Doug (Mary) Tackett of Shelby, Ohio, and Jerry (Sharon) Tackett of South Carolina; 4 sisters, Virginia (Jan) Day of Plymouth, Ohio, Sue (Paul) Ryman of Shelby, Ohio, Barbara Jean Porter of Shelby, Ohio and Sandra Lee (Paul) Kistemaker of Norwalk, Ohio; brother-in-law, Jim Cunningham; 2 sisters-in-law, Anna Cunningham and Carol Brooks; and very special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Tene was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Cunningham; 3 sisters, Geraldine Brooks, Reta Gaye Hammond and Eloise Landis; and 2 infant brothers.

Family and friends may gather at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tene's funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Linda Kaufman and Pastor Doug Tackett officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


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Kathy Dickson - Sep 9, 2020
She was such a lovely person. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts for all of you.
Dana Tuttle - Sep 7, 2020
So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Kenny & Sandy Edgeson - Sep 7, 2020
Jean and Don and rest of the family, we are truly sorry to hear this news and your entire family is in our hearts and prayers. Hadn’t talk to her in many years but do remember how nice and kind she was . Truly sorry.
Curtis and Jenny Barnett - Sep 7, 2020
Our sincere condolences on the loss of such a beautiful woman! May the Lord comfort your heart and souls during this difficult time. God bless you all!🙏❤
Deb Courtright - Sep 7, 2020
Jean, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was always such a sweet and kind lady. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to you and your brothers.
Mary Buurma - Sep 7, 2020
May the Lord give you strength through this difficult time. I know how much you loved her, but most importantly she knew how much you loved her. So very sorry for your loss.....
Christine and Clyde Eldridge - Sep 7, 2020
We offer you our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace in these trying times.
Kathy Capps - Sep 6, 2020
I am saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Cunningham. Although I never met her in person, I did speak to her on the telephone about her beloved dog, Mozart who has been in my loving care for the past two years. Don and Sue Cunningham are dear friends of mine. May all of the family find comfort in the love and care that they provided her. Love and Blessings.
Candy and Rob Asbell - Sep 6, 2020
Thoughts and prayers. May God’s comfort, strength, and peace be with you and your family.
Julie Wells - Sep 6, 2020
I'm sorry for your loss. I remember her from Pioneer.