Faye Clevenger (1951-2009)
Faye Farmer Clevenger, 57, of Catlettsburg, departed to be in the presence of her heavenly Father on July 2, 2009.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1951, in Switzer, W.Va., to Thomas Fred Farmer and the late Ina Duncan Farmer.
Faye is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years, Mike Clevenger; loving daughter, Ashley Clevenger of Catlettsburg; admiring stepdaughter, Heather (Scott) Runyon of Ashland; proud stepson, Michael (Diane) Clevenger of Azore Islands; sisters, Dianne (Grant) Goodson of Destin, Fla., Beverly (Butch) Baldridge of Russell and Rita (Greg) Wells of Raceland; a brother, Gene (Helen) Bush of Raceland; grandchildren, Samantha, Michael and Daniel Clevenger, and Seth, Tanner and Sydney Runyon; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Faye, a 1969 graduate of Raceland High School, furthered her education by obtaining an associate degree at King's Daughters School of Nursing, a Bachelors of Science in nursing at Marshall University and a Masters of Science in nursing at West Virginia University. Faye was a committed nurse for 30 years. She was a beloved professor at St. Mary's School of Nursing/Marshall University, where she taught cardiology and endocrinology for 26 years. During this time, she diligently planned and organized cardiac healthcare with St. Mary's Heart Association, the State Health Department and the Center for Disease Control.
Not only did she have a passion for helping others through her nursing career, but she also was dedicated to serving the Lord. She was a member of South Ashland United Methodist Church where she was a part of the Loyal Followers and the hand bell ministry. Faye enjoyed spending time with the Lord in her daily devotionals where she found strength, hope and encouragement.
Faye loved to read, cook, travel, spend time outdoors and recently found a new passion for painting. She found joy in spending time with her family and loving friends, to whom she was a true inspiration. Faye's optimistic attitude, unrelenting strength and endearing nature will be missed by those she touched throughout her life.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Russell First Baptist Church.
A service to celebrate Faye's life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Russell First Baptist Church by the Rev. Ken Gowin. Services will conclude at Golden Oaks Cemetery in Catlettsburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, Huntington W. Va., Chapter, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Neal Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is in charge of the arrangements.