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Paula L. Pedersen

October 17, 1970 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 51)


Paula Lynn Funkhouser Pedersen, 51, of Tremont, passed into God’s eternal care at 4:20 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born October 17, 1970 in Marion, IL to Ralph D. and Joyce Davis Funkhouser.

Surviving are her daughter, Faith L. Pedersen; her mother, Joyce Funkhouser of Tremont and many wonderful aunts, uncles, cousin, friends, and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph D. Funkhouser.

Paula was a 1988 graduate of Marion High School.  She attended Illinois State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992.  She returned to Illinois State University and received a degree in early childhood education in 2006. She worked with many of the local school districts as a substitute teacher before joining the Tremont/Morton Community Bank full-time in 2013.

Paula was a happy person and a strong influence on her family and friends around her.  She always did her best and went out of her way to raise her daughter in a positive Christ-led atmosphere.  They were best friends, and she will be deeply missed.

She attended Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton since moving back to Illinois in 2003 and was a member of Little People of America since 1975 since she was five years old.

Her funeral will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont.  Pastor Jeff Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday and one hour before the service, both at the funeral home.  Cremation will be accorded After the service as per Paula’s wishes.

Memorials may be made to Little People of America 617 Broadway #518 Sonoma, CA 95476.

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