FORMER SECRETARY OF PATERSON Y. W. C. A. LOST

Newark Evening News

PATERSON, April 22---Returning from India, where she was engaged in missionary work, Miss Annie Funk, for several years secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association, was one of those lost on the Titanic. This was her first furlough in five years.

Miss Funk was a missionary of the Mennonite faith. She was the daughter of James Funk, of Boyertown, Pa., and her family was prominent among the Pennsylvania German inhabitants of that section. She was a graduate of the Northfield Training School for Christian Work and from there went to Chattanooga, Tenn., where she did missionary work among the negroes. From there she came to Paterson.

At the service in the Market Street Methodist Church yesterday morning, the pastor, Rev. W. C. Snodgrass, alluded to the death of Miss Funk. At the Sunday-school session in the afternoon Superintendent H. S. Park also spoke of her tragic death and alluded to the good work she had done while a teacher in the school.

Next Sunday afternoon there will be a special memorial service at the Y. W. C. A. in her honor.

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