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Wilma M. Funk, 88, of Lovington, Illinois, left this life surrounded by family on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois.
Mrs. Funk was born on June 4, 1923, in Craigville, the daughter of Orval and Edith Barger.
She married Farrell B. Funk in November of 1945, in Noblesville, Ind. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1980.
As a member of the Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Mrs. Funk was very involved in her local church for many years, including the W.M.S., and she especially enjoyed quilting with the ladies of the church. During her working days, she was employed at Betzer Hardware and Peterson Market in Cerro Gordo.
Mrs. Funk has called Friendship Hall home for almost two years.
She leaves behind to celebrate her life her children, Glen (Judy) Funk, of Moweaqua, Ill.; Neta Funk, of Decatur; Rita (Leon) Turner, of Sullivan, Ill.; Teresa (John) Schooley, of Cerro Gordo, Ill.; Maxine (Bob) Welchlin, of Overland Park, Kan.; siblings Virgean Bowers and Helen (Otto) Thieme, of Decatur; Mildred Riley, of Monroe; and Richard (Marge) Barger, of Craigville; granchildren Todd and Mark Funk; Jason Turner; Laura Click; Stephany Caldwell, Stacy Witts, Malissa and Nathan Welchlin; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Shannon, Jacob, Holden, Olivia, and Kasydi.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Colin, and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, January 8, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Cerro Gordo, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2012, at the Brethren Church of Cerro Gordo, Cerro Gordo, Ill.
Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetary.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.brinlingerandearl.com.