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Ruth Funk

November 19, 1964 — March 4, 2022

Ruth M. Funk, 57, of El Paso, IL passed away at 1:15 am on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center.

She was born on November 19, 1964 in Normal, IL, a daughter of Virgil and Shirley Wagenbach Funk.

Surviving are four sisters, Susan Funk, Connie Hasty both of Eureka, IL; Miriam (Doug) Kath of Gridley, IL; Sarah (Larry) Gerber of Decatur, IN; four brothers, Roger (Bonnie) Funk, James Funk both of El Paso, IL; Mark (Becky) Funk of Venice, FL; Ben Funk of Kirkland, WA.; six nieces, Amanda Winn, Courtney (Garrett) Yackley, Jessica Kath, Grace Kath, Madison Funk, Kylie Gerber; six nephews, Rick Winn, Codey Funk, Brett (Olivia) Kath, Joe Funk, Jake Funk, Jonah Funk, five great-nieces and two great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother-in-law, Earl Hasty.

Ruth was a 1983 graduate of Normal Community High School.  Her main goal was to walk beside Jesus until she could rest safely in His arms forever.  She was gifted with the ability to recite hymns, bible verses, childhood books, and recall childhood memories with extreme accuracy and detail. One of her favorite pastimes included listening to hymns, and she especially enjoyed singing hymns when her church family came to her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso, IL.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home and from 9-9:45 am prior to funeral service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Gridley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso

40 W Main St, El Paso, IL 61738

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

9:00 - 9:45am (Central time)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso

40 W Main St, El Paso, IL 61738

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso

40 W Main St, El Paso, IL 61738

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Interment following funeral service

Gridley, IL 61744

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