Faye DeWitt 94, died, Friday, February 26, 2016 in Yuma, AZ. She was born March 3, 1921 in Moscow, KS the daughter of James Elliott and Mary Ann (Dickson) Wright. She graduated from Moscow High School in 1938. From 1939 – 1941 she attended Dodge City Junior College and in 1965 she graduated from Ft. Hays State with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. She had taught school for 32 years teaching in Country Schools, Moscow and Hugoton Grade Schools.
She was a member of the NEA (National Education Assoc.) Life member of the DKG-Beta Sigma Chapter, Life member of the VFW Aux Post 5391, Silver Haired Legislator, served as Speaker Pro Tem – House Leader, and held several offices in the Federated Woman’s Club and was the Recreation Manager of the Hugoton Senior Center.
She loved dancing and teaching other people to dance. She was an avid reader and loved her flower gardens. She always loved to travel to her favorite places like Alaska and Australia.
She enjoyed antiques and collectables, needle work, Jigsaw and Cross word puzzles.
1 Son – Dennis Pearce of Wichita, KS
2 Daughters – Lois Ann Zimmerman and husband Doug of Beaver, OK
Carolyn Sue Lepper and husband Richard of Liberal, KS
1 Brother – Jerry Wright and wife Regina of Lubbock, TX
1 Sister – Nina Smith Hutchinson, KS
Her companion and dance partner, Wendell Ferguson
4 Grandchildren – Debbie and husband Eugene, David and wife Susie, Charlene, and Becky
7 Great-Grandchildren – Miranda, Shanae, Stephanie, JJ, Malcom, Heather and Michael
9 Great- Great- Grandchildren – Mya, Malcom Jr., Jaelyn, Olivia, Noah, Aiden, Kinley, Jaxson and Evelyn and many special nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Elliot Wright; and 2 sisters, Mary Belle Tomson and Nell Fox.
Memorial services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 9th at the Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rex Petty presiding. Inurnment will be held at 2:00 pm at the Moscow Cemetery in Moscow, KS.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St, Liberal, KS, 67901.