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Wife files for petition to divorce from CEO of employment franchise

By Steve Lackmeyer Modified: July 9, 2008 at 6:11 pm •  Published: July 8, 2008
One of Central Oklahoma's most prominent couples, Bob and Nedra Funk, are pursuing a divorce.

Records filed in Oklahoma County District Court show a divorce petition was filed by Nedra Funk on July 2. In past interviews Bob Funk, chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals, described how his wife had helped him build a billion dollar empire by overseeing accounting and records when he took over a failing temporary staffing services company in 1983.

Express Employment Professionals, which reported revenues totaling almost $2 billion in 2007, is a privately held company owned by Bob Funk and partner William H. Stoller. Bob and Nedra Funk are co-owners of 34 local offices.

Nedra Funk's attorney, Nicholle Jones Edwards, declined to comment on the case.

Bob Funk declined an interview but released the following statement:

"My family has been struggling through a difficult and private matter for some months now. We ask for respect of my family's privacy during this difficult time. We will have no further comment on this private matter.” has disabled the comments for this article.

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