Phyllis B. Funke
Devoted to Family

Phyllis B. Funke, 96, Mountain Top, died Aug. 24, 2017, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top.

Born in East Mauch Chunk on Nov. 25, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Matthias and Anna Anna Riegel Bitler.

She graduated from Ashley High School and New York School of Dietetics, New York City. Phyllis had been a resident of Mountain Top for many years. Previously she had resided in Kingston and earlier in Forty Fort. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre, where she sang in the choir for many years. She was a loving mother, sistergrandmother and great grandmother

Preceding her in death are her husband, Paul Funke, Sr., 1996. Surviving is her son, Paul B. Funke, Jr., of Mountain Top; her daughters, Judith F. Argento and her husband, Samuel, Kingston and Naples, Fla.; Susan E. McLain and her husband, Darryl, Scott Twp.; Dr. Barbara L. Funke, Milledgeville, Geo.; sister, Helen Ralston, Wilkes-Barre; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, P18701 or a charity of donor’s choice.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Smith Healthcare facility.

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