Mary Alice was born in Hurdland, Missouri on September 18, 1931, the daughter of Joseph Clark and Ada Myrtle Keisow Parrish.
She attended school in Hurdland, Missouri and graduated from the Baring High School in the Class of 1950.
On July 15, 1950, in Baring, Missouri, she married Glenn Wilson Funk, and they lived on the family farm all their life raising three children.
Mary Alice worked with her sisters, Dorothy and Barbara and Aunt Marie at the West Side Café and at the Knox County Nursing Home, in Edina, Missouri, for 28 years before retiring.
She was a member of the Hurdland Baptist Church. She enjoyed farm life, gardening and canning, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mary Alice Funk is survived by; a son, Major USMC (ret) Gary W. Funk of Valley Center, California; two daughters, Joyce and her husband Dan Peterson of Greentop, Missouri and Janice and her husband Gerald “Jerry” Reeves of Knox City, Missouri; sisters, , Dorothy Parrish and Marty and Carolyn Parrish all of Edina, Missouri, and Marilyn and John Fisher of Kirksville, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kelly Peterson of Hurdland, Missouri, Jeremy Peterson of Washington, Illinois, Gordon Funk of Seattle, Washington, Charlotte Funk of Oceanside, California, Seth Reeves of Meadowlakes, Texas and Emily Reeves of Edina, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Branden, Reid, Wesley, and Elleana Peterson, Taegan and Alisyn Reeves; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Mary Alice was preceded in death by her parents Clark Parrish in 1955 and Ada Parrish in 1991; her husband, Glenn Funk on November 15, 2007; three brothers, Howard Parrish, Joseph Wayne Parrish and Donald Ray Parrish; and two sisters, Shirley Ann Rickard and Barbara Clatt.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Linville Cemetery in Edina, Missouri.
Tim Schrage will officiate and Casket Bearers will be, Kelly Peterson, Jeremy Peterson, Mark Parrish, Keith Parrish, Jerry Clatt and Ronnie “Bud” Parrish. Honorary Bearers will be Robert Fleak, Alex Fleak, Robert Lingenfelter, Vic Peterson, Roland Hamlin, John Hayes, Craig Bowen, Von Snow, Gene McCarty, David Fleak and Larry Sykes.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Mary Alice Funk may be made to the Linville Cemetery. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.