Una Faye Thompson, 93, daughter of Lloyd and Nora Ellen (Clevidence) McComber, was born March 11, 1922, in Bucyrus, Mo. She passed away Oct. 22, 2015, at Magnolia Square, Springfield, Mo.
Faye grew up in the Bucyrus area, attending Plum Valley School.
She married Elmer James Thompson, Sr. in 1942. They were married 52 years. They had seven girls and one boy.
Faye spent many years in the health care profession, giving of herself to the many patients in her care. She retired from Texas County Memorial Hospital after many years of service there.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Melinda and Bettye; one sister, Phoebe; one brother, Roy; and an infant brother, Lloyd Andrew.
She is survived by her son, Jim Thompson of Winterport, Maine; five daughters, Jean Thompson of Springfield, Mo., Bonnie Wilson of Marshfield, Mo., Nancy Conley and husband, Otie, of Springfield, Mo., Jan Thompson of Springfield, Mo., and Fran Thompson of Carthage, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and numerous other family members.
Faye had many interests in life. She enjoyed traveling through the United States, visiting Wyoming, Kentucky, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Maine, Mexico, Alaska and especially enjoyed beautiful Colorado, the one state she said she would like to live in.
Faye enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting and anything that had to do with the outdoors.
She was a very talented seamstress. She spent many hours making clothes for her family including one of a kind prom dresses and wedding dresses. She also made quilts, crocheted and did wonderful handwork for family and friends, these were gifts made with love and given with love. She loved to paint and won awards for some of her paintings. These were also works from her heart and given to family and friends.
Faye loved having family or friends stop by to visit, because she liked to cook, you could count on eating at her home and never leaving hungry.
Faye was a strong woman. She raised a big family, worked outside the home, and was a rock that family and friends could count on in any situation. She cherished each moment with her family and loved each one dearly.
She will be very much missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services were 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor David Barbee officiating. Burial followed in Arthur’s Creek Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Tim Mosley, Mike Mosley, Lee Mosley, Cody Mosley, Brian Bennett, David Backus, Chris Healy and Otie Conley.
Memorials may be made to Arthur’s Creek Cemetery, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.