Funk, Betty

Betty Funk, 76, of Morenci, Mich., died Jan. 23, 2008, at Fulton County Health Center, surrounded by her family. 

She was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Morenci to Floyd L. and Zelma B. (Bachman) Powers.  On June 25, 1949, she married Jay Funk in Morenci.  He preceded her in death April  9, 1996.

Betty was a lifetime resident of Morenci. She was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hudson, a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Morenci and a member of the Republican Party.  Betty also served as a board member for many years on the Department of Aging.

Betty is survived by her children, Mary (Fowler) Lower of Ocala, Fla., Michael  (and Cindy) Funk of Wauseon, Ohio, and Mitchell (and Kelly) Funk of Jonesville, Mich.; one brother, Lyman (and Martha) Powers of Wauseon; 10 grandchildren, Brad, Brian and Brandon Lower, Shawn Ahlgrim, Dan Keezer, Chad and Matt Funk, Ken, Don and Connor Funk; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; her special family, Mike and Melanie Shoemaker and family of Morenci.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Lowell, Lynn, Lyle and Clark Powers; and two sisters, Maxine Hartman and Mary Anne Leffingwell.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hudson with Pastor Troy Neujahr officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.  Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.  Visitation will is also scheduled Sunday one hour prior to the funeral service at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Hudson or Hospice of Lenawee Children’s Bereavement Program.