FUNKHOUSER, Mary Ann, age 81, of Kettering passed away on Monday, October 24, 2011.
Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a selfless, gentle hearted, compassionate, courageous, intelligent and humorous soul. She loved pets, writing poetry, and all of natures wonders. Mary was a graduate of Stivers High School in 1948 and worked for Frigidaire for several years.
She was a lifetime member and dedicated volunteer at Hope Lutheran Church where she participated in the church choir as a frequent soloist and served on altar guild. She was also a member of the Physician Wives Women’s Medical Auxiliary and was a supporter for Cancer prevention.
Preceded in death by her parents John and Mary Bunnell; son, Steven Funkhouser; and her sisters, Charlotte Dooley and Martha Bremer. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Dr. James W. Funkhouser; son, Jeff (Debra) Funkhouser of Waynesville, OH; daughters, Cindy (Greg) Rose of Wooster, OH and their son Danny and Judy Funkhouser of Oakwood, OH and her children Steven and JoNell; brother-in-law, Charles “Pete” Bremer; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
She will be missed dearly and her memories will always be in our hearts.
Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Hope Lutheran Church, 500 Hickory St., Dayton, OH 45410 with Pastor John Johansen officiating. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. A second service will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church at 301 N. Market St., Wooster, OH.
Gift’s in Mary’s name may be made to The Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, the American Cancer Society, Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206, or to Community Tissue Services, 349 South Main St., Dayton, OH 45402. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.routsong.com.
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