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Marsha Lynn Funk

September 23, 1945 — February 4, 2024

Battle Creek

Marsha Lynn (Cawthon) Funk passed away on February 4, 2024. Marsha was born to Richard and Moira Cawthon in Oxnard, California on September 23, 1945. Raised in Roseville, Michigan, Marsha graduated from Sacred Heart High School and became a licensed cosmetologist. On October 16, 1970, she married the love of her life, George “Ed” Funk. And on February 28, 1973, she gave birth to their son, Kevin.

When Kevin started kindergarten at Riverside Elementary School, Marsha became their noontime supervisor so her work schedule matched Kevin’s school schedule. During this time, she participated in the Riverside PTA, serving as the President, and as the Treasurer for the PTA Area Council. Later she became a Corporate Demonstrator for J.L. Hudson's/Marshall Fields/Macy’s. Marsha also worked as a sales associate and in logistics before retiring in January 2001. From 1987 to 2000, she volunteered for the various Battle Creek balloon competitions and air shows as the Chairperson for the Arts and Crafts Committee.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Moira Cawthon and brother, Paul Cawthon. She is survived by her husband, George “Ed” Funk; son, Kevin (Jeanette) Funk; and brothers, James (Connie) Cawthon and Bruce (Suzanne) Cawthon. 

Marsha enjoyed traveling, reading, word puzzles and golf. She also thoroughly enjoyed her time with friends and relatives in Michigan and where she wintered as a snowbird in Florida. 

Cremation has taken place through the care of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. 

Memorial contributions in honor of Marsha can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at or by mail to: Great Lakes Chapter 25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033.

A very casual Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Miller’s Time Out, 13261 Helmer Rd S, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Please visit to read the online obituary, sign the online guestbook, or to leave the family condolences.  


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