Faye Ellen Gillis
Baptized Into The Hope of Christ’s Resurrection at the age of 86, Friday, November 6, 2020.
Beloved wife of the late William Mitchell Gillis, dear mother of Tim Burress (Kinue), Jenny Burress Kuehnle (Gene), step-mother of Will Gillis, Kevin Gillis (Rhonda), Mary Tippen (Mitchell), and Brian Gillis, dear daughter of the late Lewis and the late Mildred (nee Geselbracht) Bodin, dear grandmother of Brittany Gillis, Theresa Kuehnle, David Gillis (Abby), John Gillis (Samantha), Paul Gillis, Andrew Gillis, Molly Tippen, Emma Tippen, and Max Gillis, dear great-grandmother of Ryaan Gillis, Trey Brown, Jude Gillis-Byrd, dear sister of Mary Lee Miller (Tom), and the late Sally Seitz (Donald), dear aunt, great-aunt and friend.
Faye was a retired VA nurse and long-time member of Samuel United Church of Christ. Faye loved writing poems and short stories, holding babies, and caring for anyone in need. Her phenomenal strength, unique sense of humor, and bright smile will be missed by many.
Services: Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 14 on Zoom at 6 p.m. CST. For the link to the service, email Samuel United Church of Christ at firstname.lastname@example.org. A celebration of her life will occur at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Good Shepherd School for Special Children (goodss.org) or CHAMP Assistance Dogs (champdogs.org) appreciated.
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Dee Felt saysNovember 15, 2020 at 5:47 pm
I did miss the service but not as much as I will miss your voice of joy and excitement for life you shared with all your friends and patients. You will be missed…but be a peace…..
Austin W. saysNovember 11, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Faye was a very special person to many – always oriented towards caring for others even when limited by her own situation and abilities. Her sense of humor was memorable. My warmest condolences to the family.
Deni Bouillon saysNovember 11, 2020 at 3:38 am
Faye was a wonderful and supportive friend who will be dearly missed at Samuel Church. She was always ready to lend a hand and asked nothing in return. I will always remember her smile and encouraging words that brightened up some dark days. You meant so much.
Evie Shucart and her Hill sons saysNovember 11, 2020 at 2:00 am
Dear old friend you are missed so much. Our wonderful lunches and your wedding reception at my house in Olivette are precious memories. My sons the Hill boys remember you as well and offer sympathy. Condolences to family