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Delores Funk

Services for Delores Ann (Schmidt) Funk, 76, who died July 3 at North Newton, were Saturday at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman. Burial was at Haven of Rest, formerly Brudertal Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Born Sept. 24, 1945, in Hutchinson to Otto P. and Linda (Martens) Schmidt, she grew up on a farm near Buhler and was baptized into Hoffnungsau Church in 1961. 

She graduated from Buhler High School and from Bethel College with a degree in finance and accounting. On Aug. 16, 1966, she married Gordon Funk, whom she had met on a church retreat four years earlier. 

The couple volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee at Wiltwyck School for Boys in Westchester County, New York, from 1968 to 1970 then moved to Wichita and Hesston to raise their family. 

A frequent volunteer, she also worked as a bookkeeper for AG Edwards and Hesston College in admissions and student life, was youth director at Loraine Avenue Mennonite Church, and served on the Hesston school board.

Survivors include her husband, daughters Jenel Edwards and Melisa Cooper, son Jonathan Funk, sister Velda Braun, brothers Leon and LeRoy Schmidt, and seven grandchildren.

Last modified July 13, 2022