Mrs. Funkhouser was born in Dansville, Va., on Nov. 25, 1929, to Ernest and Beulah Milhollen. She worked as a reporter for the San Francisco newspaper, modeled and wrote a regular column.
She was a master floral designer; co-owned a radio station, KWMC, and floral shop, Eden Etc.; and worked in sales and advertising. Her artistic talents reached notoriety in the 1960s. She was a self-taught mosaic artist, completing pieces of mosaic artwork on many different venues, including First Presbyterian Church of Beeville and St. David’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, which was displayed in the Witte Museum. She collaborated with Lincoln Borglum on another of her mosaics in Topeka, Kan., in the National Reserve Life Insurance Company.
She married Charles Hunt Sr. in 1953, and had two children, Charlene and Charles. She was married again in 1973, to Donald Funkhouser.
She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Hunt, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Funkhouser; a daughter, Charlene Mitchell; and three step-children, A.T., Tzena, and Tracey Funkhouser.
A memorial service was held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Wiltshire Avenue in San Antonio.
Arrangements were under the direction of MeadowLawn Crematory & American Mortuary in San Antonio.