In memory of
Bessie Funk
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In memory of
Bessie Funk
Bessie M. Funk February 4, 1919 - October 10, 2016 Chambersburg Bessie M. Funk, 97, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016, at Rogers Homecare in Chambersburg. Born February 4, 1919, in Linden, TN, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Laura Elkins Bates. Mrs. Funk was a 1937 graduate of Centerville High School in Centerville, TN. She married James Funk of Marion, PA in 1938. She was a homemaker most of her working years. After rearing her family of five, she went to work as a nurse's aide at the former Guilford Convalescent Home and the former Leader Nursing Home, until her retirement. She was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and Audubon Society. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, baking, and bird watching. Surviving children are B. Joyce Schaff (husband, Phillip) of Chambersburg, J. Donald Funk Jr. (wife, Lois) of Chambersburg, Stephen C. Funk of Taos, NM, Gregory L. Funk of Chambersburg, and Julia M. Funk of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Fultz of Chalfont, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Funk, Sr. on July 2, 2004. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1 PM at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 99 Miller Rd., Chambersburg, where the Rev. Fr. Joseph Carolin will celebrate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the above church and address or to Spiritrust Lutheran Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202. Online condolences may be expressed on her Book of Memories page at
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