Prominent Woman of That Community Died After Long Illness.

A good and noble woman passed into eternity when Mrs. Hannah Funk, died at 9:20 P.M. November 13, at her home near Beverly.  Hannah Eliza, daughter of Hannah and Frazy Kelly was born November 7, 1852, and at the time of her death was aged 78 years and 6 days.  Her parents were among the early pioneers.  Her father, Frazy Kelly, coming from Woodbridge, New Jersey, and her mother, Hannah Raymond coming from Beverly, Massachusetts.

Her mother died when she was but a baby when she was taken into the home of her aunt, Eliza, wife of William Sykes, where she was loved and cared for as an own child.  In this home she received her religious training and also training in home making and good citizenship.

She was married to William Funk of Beverly on December 29, 174, and they established their home in Beverly, where they have always lived.  Two children came to bless this home:  Mabel E., born April 5, 1877 and now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Wilmer Frank born November 6, 1891, and departing this life September 9, 1923.

Besides the husband and daughter she leaves one brother, Charles Kelly of Beverly, and five grandchildren, whom “Grandma” has always loved dearly.  The grandchildren are: Mrs. Jack Clover, Webber A. Lawson and Edna M. Lawson of Tulsa, Okla., and Margaret Ruth and Wilmer Loraine Funk of Beverly.  There are also four great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Funk lived a happy domestic life together for fifty-six years on their farm in the edge of the village of Beverly.  On December 29, 1924, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in the little church in Beverly and relatives and friends gave this worthy couple a purse of gold as a small token of love and good wishes.  Mr. And Mrs. Funk wishing this gold to be of the greatest possible service gave it to the church which they have ever loved to help.

Being of a frail physique she kept girls of the vicinity with her to assist her with her household duties.  Not only as a household assistant but as a member of her household.  Perhaps the one spending the greatest period of time in her home was Clara Hastings, now Mrs. Pinkston, who came into this home when but a girl of fifteen and remained a devoted member of this family for fourteen years, or until her own home was established.

The funeral services were held from the Beverly M. E. church at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, November 16, in charge of the pastor, Rev. O. M. McKinney, and interment was made in Mound Prairie cemetery.

Source: The Barry Adage, November 19, 1930

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