FAYE MCKEE

  

Faye McKee, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home in Carthage, Missouri on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, after her second battle with cancer.

Faye was born on March 22, 1950, at a neighbor's house, en route to the hospital in Adrian, Missouri. Her parents, Walter and Beulah Hartsell, named her Naomi Faye, but from an early age, she was always called Faye or - by her brothers - Sis. As a girl, she helped out on her family's farm, and in 1968 she graduated from Adrian High School. In 1970, she married Roger McKee, and they started their life together in Butler, Missouri. Faye worked for the Missouri Department of Social Services in the Family Support Division starting in 1969 and retired in 2006. As a Methodist minister's wife, she lived in Lockwood, Wheaton and Archie, before retiring in Carthage.
 
Faye is survived by her husband Roger; two daughters, D'Lisa and Katie; grandson, Callen Robert; brothers, Eddie (Carolyn) and Tony; step-mother, Wilma Hartsell; brothers-in-law, Duane (Betty) and Jerry; sisters-in-law, Zelda (Wesley) and Linda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Beulah Hartsell; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rita Hartsell; brother-in-law, Charles Cole; sister-in-law, Sherryl McKee, and nephews Kelly McKee, Kevin Coleman and Corwin Coleman.
 
Faye was known among her family and friends as a compassionate and loving person who was always taking care of others, and she leaves a legacy of the many lives she touched through her generosity and kindness. One of her best loved acts of care was the countless cinnamon rolls and loaves of bread that she regularly baked and gave away to family, friends and neighbors. Faye participated in a number of New York Says Thank You mission trips across the Midwest, and was part of the group who helped repair the tattered US flag now on display in the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Faye was a regular blood donor who donated until she was no longer able to, and was also a regular financial contributor to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and Rainbow Network.
 
Faye was active in her church community, and had a passion for service that included many years as an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was involved in local units wherever she and Roger served, in the Lakes, Heartland South, and Southwest districts. She held many offices in these districts, including serving as district president of the Southwest district. Her service included many trips to participation in the School of Christian Missions, Legislative Event, Missouri Conference Meetings, as well as the UMW National Assembly. In addition to the UMW, she also loved teaching youth Sunday School classes and quilting with various church quilting groups.
 
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri. The family requests that masks be worn in attendance.
 
Faye always said that she wanted her flowers before she died so she could enjoy them.
Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Rainbow Network in Faye's memory.
 

Comments  

#9 Carthage, MOMyra Percy 2021-10-28 22:44
Faye was a wonderful neighbor. She was one of the first to welcome me to our neighborhood even though Roger and her hadn’t even officially moved into their house next to us yet at the time. She was always friendly and thoughtful of others, occasionally bringing my family nice treats and other things. My sympathy to Roger as he adjusts to her not being here. Her sweet spirit will be missed.
#8 Ansonia, CTKiku Jones 2021-10-27 21:59
Faye was such a kind person and easy to talk to. Her warm smile always made you feel welcome. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#7 Bentonville, ArkansasNoah Dutil 2021-10-27 20:17
My friend, I will forever miss you, and I will always love you! I can not eat for the day to rejoice with you in heavens gates!
-your friend,
noah
#6 Clinton. NOBriggs Margie 2021-10-27 20:06
Faye was a wonderful child of God. She was always up to something good. She enriched so many lives by the Love of Christ which she gave so freely.
#5 Lockwood MoRebecca Cossins 2021-10-27 18:39
I will always remember Faye and her kind spirit and her help on my wedding day!!
#4 NEw Haven, CTSusan Olson 2021-10-27 16:25
I feel so grateful to have known Faye. She was witty. She was STRONG (she could pick up anything it seemed.) She was wise (my daughter still remembers some advice she gave her.) Most of all, though, she was so, so generous and kind.

I am so sorry for your loss, and really, for the world's loss. Holding you all in the light of Christ's love.
#3 Bentonville, ArkansasNoah Dutil 2021-10-27 01:13
My friend, I will forever miss you, and I will always llove you! I can not eat for the day to rejoice with you in heavens gates!
-your friend,
noah
#2 IanthaJim McDaniel 2021-10-26 12:31
Roger
We are so sorry for your loss. Faye was a wonderful woman,
#1 Drexel,MODavid and Lynda Ande 2021-10-26 03:16
Our prayers to Roger and the family. Faye wass a wonderful person, always concerned about others. She was a hard worker for the Lord. I still see her standing beside me on a Wednesday night at church in the kitchen. It is youth night and we are preparing food and laughing with the youth. I have so many good memories on our mission trips. She was pure and genuine and we love her.

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