Thelma Joanne Funk

Birth Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 1944
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

WOOSTER – Thelma Joanne Funk, 73, died peacefully on February 1, 2018 surrounded by her family at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry; daughters, Julie (James) Becker and Jodi (Tim) Dever, and a son, Jim Funk; grandchildren Garrett and Grant Dever and a brother Andy (Brenda) Shearer.

She was preceded by her parents, a brother Larry Shearer and a sister, Susie Hill.

Joanne grew up in Wayne County, graduating from Northwestern High School in 1962.  She was employed at Rubbermaid for 26 years.  Larry and Joanne raised their family near Lattasburg and later moved to their farm near New Pittsburg.  Joanne was happiest being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life.  She loved attending their various activities and sporting events.  Her love of travel, especially by airplane, allowed her to see much of the U.S.

Family and friends may call Monday, February 5 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Respecting Joanne’s wishes, the immediate family will hold a private service.  Private family burial will be held at the New Pittsburg Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Monday, February 5, 2018 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Private family services will be held


Our deepest sympathy to Larry and family in the loss of Joanne.

My deepest sympathy to you and yours.

Deepest sympathies to the Funk family. Our prayers are with you.

Funk Family ,
Our Thoughts of Heartfelt Sympathy for your Loss.

Larry and Family
Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time.

Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Joanne. We were good friends when we worked at Rubbermaid. It makes me sad that over the years we did not keep in contact. So sorry.

Deepest sympathy Uncle Larry, Julie, Jodi,and Jim and their families for your loss. My prayers are with you.

To Joanne's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

Larry & Jim,

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you and each of the family. May God’s Grace give you strength during this difficult time.

Larry im so sorry for Joannes passing. I pray for Gods comfort for you and all your loved ones at this time of grief,I remember how wonderful a friend you've been to me and have many precious memories of years ago Jim Martin

My deepest sympathy to you Larry and your family.
Prayers for comfort and God Bless!

Larry, Sorry to hear of your wife's passing; I was a distant neighbor of yours back in the 50s if you remember; helped protect water melons .Paul was your father if correct? My step father was Virgil Dolby. How the years have passed, again I am very sorry for your loss,, take care, Larry

I just wanted to thank you again for letting Jo & Larry into my life over this last year. I am so thankful to God and to the family, I wish I could have done more. They have impacted my life in such a great way. Jo loved her family very much and was so proud of her grandchildren. I know she will be with them every step of the way throughout their lives. If any of you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will always be here and love this family. I don’t think anyone was ready to say goodbye but I know Jo has made it to a wonderful place. So much love & many prayers to Larry, Jodi, Tim, Grant, Garrett, Julie, JB & Jim. Until we meet again Jo, thank you for becoming family!

Larry, Julie, Jodi & Jim,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I pray that all of your happy memories together comfort you at this time.

I just heard about your mothers passing. I am so sorry..
You are in my prayers.

Please accept my sincere sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. Revelation 21,3.4

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