"I was home for years. There was nobody out there saying 'good job.' But I was putting just as much time and energy into raising my kids," Funkhouser said.
When her children got older, she went back to school and became a certified public accountant in 1992.
"They're all teenagers now and I had to make money to pay for college," Funkhouser said.
She always liked math and had done the accounting for her family farm.
Funkhouser entered the work force later in life, but she hit the ground running.
In 1992, she became a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Public Accountants.
In 1994, Funkhouser was a founding member of the Professional Business Women's Association and served on the five-member management council as treasurer for two years.
She is a member of the Independent Business Group of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Most of Funkhouser's clients are owners of small businesses.
"I know there are accountants out there who are smarter accountants, but I have a real passion for small businesses, to help them through the maze of tax laws," Funkhouser said.
Corporations and larger businesses have marketing, accounting, purchasing and sales departments.
Small business owners often have to do those jobs themselves while continuing to put out the product that keeps them in business, she said.
"I try to keep them on track, either by helping them with the tax laws or by determining if they are charging enough for their products," Funkhouser said.
Her office is in Berryville, Va., but she has clients from Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia.
As a hobby, Funkhouser performs as an amateur actress and director at the Old Opera House.
She has starred as Annie in "Annie Get Your Gun," Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth" and Billie Dawn in "Born Yesterday."
She also is the drama director at Covenant Church in Shepherdstown.