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Marilyn J Funkhouser

January 5, 1939 — November 8, 2019

Marilyn J. Funkhouser, 80, of Minerva passed away at her home on Friday, November 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born on January 5, 1939 in Alliance to the late Leroy and Clara (Binius) McGrath. Marilyn was a member of the New Franklin United Methodist Church. She worked for Alliance Community Care Center as the Head House Keeper for over 20 years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles and embroidering even teaching her children how to do so. She also enjoyed flowers and caring for her lawn. Above anything else, she would always put her children and grandchildren first, spending as much time with them as she could.

Marilyn is survived by her husband James Funkhouser; children Brenda Bycraft, Wayne (Dawn) Bowen, Greg (Katrina) Bowen, James (Soan) Funkhouser and Candice (James) Funkhouser; siblings Lee (Charlene) McGrath, Joyce Keiser, Karen Keenan, Daryl (Theresa) McGrath and Diane (Mike) Cantwell; daughter-in-law Sandra Bowen and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides her parents Marilyn was preceded in death by children Mitchell Bowen, Vallory Bowen and Wesley Bowen; siblings Bonna Jean McGrath and William McGrath.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Elaine Weaver officiating. Friends and family will be received from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. A special thank you to Marilyn’s granddaughter Jeannie Bowen-Copeland who was always there to support her throughout the years You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

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