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The Western Star, September 11, 1936.


In the early hours of last Sunday morning, September 6, 1936, Mrs. M. M. Funkhouser passed from this life at the home in this city. She had been in poor health for nearly two years past and had spent considerable time during that period in a hospital in Wichita.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church at 2:30 Monday afternoon. Mrs. Martha Zerby and Mrs. Ferrel Guizlo sang two numbers - "Nearer My God to Thee," and "Saved by Grace," and the pastor, Rev. A. E. Greenler, brought a message, using as his text the words, "It is appointed unto men once to die; but after that the judgment." Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery. The following sketch was read at the service:

Emma Belle Eastham was born at Porterville, in Bourbon county, Kans., on January 24, 1875. Her spirit fled September 6, 1936.

In 1900 she and Maurice Morton Funkhouser were married at Ft. Scott, Kans. Twin boys blessed this union in 1901, but the little ones lived but a short time. During the same year she became a member of the Second Adventists church at Porterville.

Subsequently to their marriage she and her husband lived in Bourbon, Pawnee and Comanche counties. Mrs. Funkhouser, except for a brief period of residence in Missouri during her girlhood, having lived her entire life as a citizen of her native state. Emma Funkhouser, reared in a family with five brothers and sisters, was always a willing helper, was of pure character, and altho' in her later life often in poor health, was of amiable disposition, friendly and neighborly.

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