Velma Mae Funk



Velma Mae Funk, 88, of North Center Street, Corry, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at Corry Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 17, 1933. She was born and raised on Yankee Bush Road in Starbrick, Pa., to the late George and Rosa Maye Thomas Wohlers.

Velma was educated in the Warren area and a 1952 graduate of Warren High School. She went on to work several jobs in Warren, including  at West Penn. She met and married Lewis Adam Funk (deceased 1975) in May 1961. They purchased a small dairy farm on the bottom of Davey Hill Road, Pittsfield, Pa., where she stayed home to raise the children and help with the family farm. Ahead of her husband’s passing, she began to work at Blair New Process, Irvine, Pa., where she retired after 23 years.

Velma had a love for baseball, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates. She loved to watch a “good game” while crocheting doilies. If you knew Velma, you knew her for her love of crocheting doilies. She also enjoyed word puzzles and always replying “pretty good,” when asked how are you feeling?

In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Adam Funk, and by seven of her 10 siblings. 

Velma is survived by two daughters, Nancy Breth and her companion David Swanson of Crossville, Tenn., Wanda Funk Johnson and her husband Todd of Bear Lake, Pa., a son, John Funk of Clymer, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Betty Funk Welch and her husband Dennis of Stephens City, Va.; stepson, George Adam Funk of Georgia; a sister, Carolyn Wholers; and a brother, George “Bucky” Wholers both of Starbrick, Pa.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the coming spring. 

Arrangements are under the care of Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.

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