Faye Fain, 92, of Concordia, formerly of Sweet Springs and Emma, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Concordia, with Rev. Gene Page officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Elmwood Methodist Church or Fairview Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born March 27, 1917, in Little River, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Grover Griffitt and Katherine Griebel Griffitt. On Nov. 14, 1935, she married Earl Fain Sr., who preceded her in death on April 22, 2000. She had lived in Concordia the past 10 years, but spent most of her life in the Sweet Springs and Emma area. She was a cook most of her life, as well as being a homemaker and helping take care of the family farm. She was a longtime member of Elmwood Methodist Church and the Scissors And Thimble (S.A.T.) Club.
Survivors include five children, Earl Fain Jr. of rural Marshall, Ann Anthony of Edwards, Jennie Niederjohn of Concordia, Bill Fain of Sweet Springs and Jane Hall of Pensacola, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marguerite Driver of Sweet Springs, Anna Edwards of Sedalia, Maxine Crank of Concordia and Betty McEnaney of Warsaw; three brothers, Louis Griffitt of Independence, Grover Allen Griffitt of Rocheport and Paul Griffitt of Warsaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Beverly Ruth Fain and John Franklin Fain; one granddaughter, Ginger Reid; three brothers; and one sister.