Irene La Faye Myers
December 22, 1923 – August 10, 2019
Faye Myers, nee Irene LaFaye Barnes, passed away at home in Sun Lakes on August 10 after a brief illness. She was peacefully in the company of her devoted husband of nearly seventy-six years, William Myers, and two daughters.
Born in Colorado on December 22, 1923, Faye moved with her mother Pearl to southwest Missouri and eventually settled in Joplin where Pearl owned a beauty salon. Faye attended Joplin High School and there met the love of her life, Bill. They were best friends and constant companions for nearly eight decades.
Faye and Bill married in September, 1943, a few weeks before Bill left for basic training with the U.S. Army Air Corps. While he served in the Pacific theater Faye worked as a telephone operator at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri. She continued to work in that field for many years before telephone operations became automated.
They moved to the Kansas City area in the Fifties, spending many years in Prairie Village and Overland Park as they raised two daughters, Stephanie and Priscilla. While in Kansas the couple enjoyed an active social life, especially playing bridge and poker with friends, and also square dancing, sometimes competitively. Vacations at the Lake of the Ozarks highlighted family summers.
Legend has it that Faye was a crackerjack basketball player as a teen. She would never corroborate that story, but her love of Kansas Jayhawks basketball is well documented. She followed the Jayhawks avidly on television after the couple moved to Sun Lakes in 1994. And Faye delighted in decorating their new Arizona home and pool area with a Southwest motif. Life in Sun Lakes was good among new friends, filled with entertaining, dancing, card games and dining.
She will be missed always, and remembered by family and friends for her sweet feistiness, spectacular sense of humor, outstanding Thanksgiving gravy, unparalleled baked beans, glittery nails, and her ubiquitous, smiling toast suitable for any occasion – “up yours.”
In addition to her beloved husband and two daughters, Faye leaves behind four grandchildren: Matthew Greisman, Courtney Greisman Gravett, Molly Kenney Maddox, and Cole Kenney; and three great grandchildren: Luci Greisman, Wyatt Greisman, and Evie Gravett.
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