Faye Weisenborn, 83, of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 3:15 a.m. at her daughter's home.
Faye Weisenborn, 83, of Benton Harbor, Mich., formerly of Hannibal, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 3:15 a.m. at her daughter’s home.
Visitation will be at James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo., on Thursday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Graveside services will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery Thursday, July 17, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jack Kennedy and the Rev. Victor Keefe officiating.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband; grandparents; parents; two brothers; and most recently a daughter, Debra J. Gough of Plattsmouth, Neb.
Faye was born in Thompson, Mo., on February 13, 1931, to Willis V and Mary (Curry) Dollens. Fifteen months prior, Willis and Mary’s son, Sanford Eugene, was killed when a drunk driver collided with their carriage. Her mother was remarried to Elmer Hunker in 1939.
Faye and her younger brother, Kenneth, were raised primarily by their grandparents, Sanford and Annie Curry.
At the age of 15, Faye married Albert L. Mefford. They had two children, Albert L. and Carolyn Faye. She later married Donald J. Weisenborn, with whom she had three children, Donald K., Debra J. and Deidra G.
She worked at the Seventh Street shoe factory, Palmyra shoe factory, the Rocket Café as a cook, and later at UpJohn health care, from which she retired in 1994. Faye had many friends, her former caregivers, Vicky and Bull, Shirley Black of Hannibal, and her sister-in-law, Kathy Dollens, to name a few. She was an avid animal lover and supporter of the Humane Society of the U.S. She leaves behind a calico kitty named Patches, who was given to her at a yard sale. Faye always wanted a loving lap cat after her pride and joys, Travis and Mama’s Girl, preceded her in death, and Patches was more than happy to oblige. She was an absolute treasure and comfort.
Faye was a member of the Free Methodist Church, and loved to spend time at the Hannibal Nutrition Center with the Table Ten Club. In October 2012, Faye moved to Benton Harbor, Mich., to be cared for by her youngest daughter and son-in-law, Deidra and Chris Simms.
She is survived by her children, Albert L. (Sonny) and Donna Mefford of Center, Ala.; Carolyn F. and Bud Holton of Hannibal, Mo.; Donald K. and Pamela Weisenborn of New London, Mo.; and Deidra G. and Chris Simms of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and countless others she loved and claimed as family.
Faye loved to cook, crochet and make hand-made crafts for her many friends. She never missed wrestling night, NASCAR or keeping up with everyone on Facebook.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.