Margie Miller Funkhouser, 93, of Edinburg, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock. The funeral will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Jerome. Reverend Jeff May will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Funkhouser was born February 17, 1921 at Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County daughter of the late Thomas Alvin Miller (Uncle Tom of Uncle Tom’s Park) and Lizzie Funkhouser Miller. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jerome. She was very faithful and active in her church. Through the years she taught Sunday school, was Superintendent of Sunday school, on the church council, Secretary of the congregation, sang with the “Community Gospel Singers” and sang in St. Paul’s choir since she was a teenager.
On January 19, 1951 she married the late Ladelle Funkhouser. By a previous marriage she had two sons, Buddy Carson Hawkins (deceased) and Dwight Wayne Hawkins and wife Cormelia of Woodstock. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Claude Virgil Miller, Mervin Waldo Miller, Orville Sanford Miller, Salom Eugene Miller and Howard Paul Miller and two sisters, Mollie Mae Carrick and Inez Margaret Curry.
Margie is survived by her son, Dwight; five grandchildren, Clinton Carson Hawkins and wife Linda, Thomas Wade Hawkins and wife Lisa, Dawn Marie Hawkins, Deana Kay Rau and husband Douglas and Darren Wayne Hawkins and wife Jerri; eight great grandchildren, Matthew Wade Hawkins, Derek Tyler Hawkins, Aaron Daniel Bowman, Zachary Wayne Bowman, Jordan Tyler Rau, Tristan Riley Rau, Lexi Paige Rau and Devon Wayne Hawkins and one great great granddaughter, Leighton Hawkins.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Hawkins, Tommy Hawkins, Darren Hawkins, Matthew Hawkins, Jordan Rau and Tristan Rau.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Sewing Circle or to charity of choice.