News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 26, 2013

Sharon S. (Peach) (McKillop) Funkhouser


TERRE HAUTE — Sharon Sue (Peach) (McKillop) Funkhouser, 68, of Terre Haute, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Decker, to Lester Peach and Maxine (Schwartz) Snider. She married Don McKillop and together they had two sons. She later met the love of her life, Ryan Funkhouser, and they married in 2003. Sharon was a 1962 graduate of Decker Chapel. She worked at Hillman’s Jewelry Store, sold ING insurance, and worked as a cook for Terre Haute Nursing Home. Sharon and Ryan attended Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. She loved to read and write. She liked to use the computer and play card games. She was an excellent cook and will always be remembered for her banana cream pies.

Sharon is survived by her mother, Maxine Snider of Vincennes; her husband and soulmate, Ryan Funkhouser of Terre Haute; son, James D. McKillop and wife Dawn of Terre Haute; stepchildren, Amber Mae Starr and husband Tony of Greencastle, and Lt. Col. Ryan O. Funkhouser II and wife Michelle of Prattville, Ala.; sisters, Linda Shepard and husband Jim of Vincennes, and Kathy Henderson and husband Brent of Indianapolis; stepbrothers, Don Snider and wife Marge, and Dick Snider and wife Margaret, all of Vincennes, and Tom Snider and wife Phylis of Sedona, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved dachshund, Shari.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Peach; stepfather, Harry Snider; son, Mark McKillop; and grandparents, Oscar and Rosa Schwartz.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Roselawn Funeral Home, and on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from noon until the time of services. A funeral ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Aaron Wheaton officiating. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park’s Chapel of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sharon’s name to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at: