Sharon Funk (1939-2022) had "no regrets"

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Sharon Funk served on the Diaconate and Christian Education Boards at the Old Stone Church in Rockton, as well as Secretary of the Guild-Dorcas, choir member, and Sunday School teacher. She also was past president of the Rockton PTA and Rockton Jaycettes. Sharon worked at Taylor Company in Rockton for 29 years before her retirement in December 2000.

On Thursday May 19, 2022 Sharon passed onto eternal life at home with her family by her side.

Sharon was born December 23, 1939 in Belvidere, IL. The daughter of Victor G. Baumgartner and Marjorie F. (Richardson) Baumgartner and stepmother Marjorie A. Baumgartner. Sharon lived in Rockton, IL for 66 years, moving there in 1956. She graduated from Hononegah High School in 1958 and remained a proud alumna, always supporting her daughters and grandchildren throughout their years at Hononegah.



Sharon married Jack M. Funk of Rockton on August 8, 1958 at the Old Stone Church in Rockton, where she remained an active member until her passing. They shared 56 years of marriage before Jack's passing on January 18, 2014.

She enjoyed traveling, gardening, shopping, dining out and never afraid to try something new; however, her biggest joy was time with family.

Sharon and Jack had three loving daughters, Vicki Jo Hyslope, Sheli Mari Funk-Bright and Kathi Jean Palches ; eight grandchildren, Jacqui, Torri, Kathy Marie, Abby, Remi, Stefan C., Emilee and Calissa Fae; and eleven great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Kennady, Kymbrie, Koltin, Brooke, Jaxson, Carmella, Bradley, Jameson, Jackson and Tristan.

Sharon is predeceased by her husband Jack Funk, daughter Vicki Jo Hyslope, granddaughter Emilee Rose Palches, her parents Victor and Marge, and loving brother Gordy.

She is survived by daughters Sheli (Harold), Kathi (Brad) grandchildren Jacqui (Bill), Torri (Anthony), Kathy (Jeremiah), Abby (Ryan), Remi, Stefan (Beth), Calissa (Logan), and great-grandchildren Ben, Kennady, Kymbrie, Koltin, Brooke, Jaxson, Carmella, Bradley, Jameson, Jackson and Tristan. Sister Joanne, Brothers Ronald (Sandy) and Richard (Gina). Several Nieces and Nephews. Special Family Members Randy (Tricia Berg) Hyslope and Peter (Linda) Garofalo.

The family would like to thank Mercyhealth at Home Hospice and their staff for the loving care provided to their mother and the support shown to each of them.

Sharon shared final words of wisdom, "No regrets" and always told her family, "I love you more."

A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Old Stone Church, 101 E. Union St., Rockton, IL with Pastor Bob Wang officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of ceremony. She will be buried in Rockton Township Cemetery. McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel is assisting the family.

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