Virginia Faye Gaddis Stottlemyre, 85, of Houston, Mo., passed from this life on Friday morning, July 3, 2020, at Houston House. Faye was born on Jan. 21, 1935, to Erie and Winnie (Cantrell) Gaddis in the Dykes community near Mountain Grove, Mo., where she was raised on a dairy farm. Faye graduated from Mountain Grove High School in 1952.
On Jan. 16, 1954, Faye married Eugene “Hooch” Stottlemyre. They were married 51 years at the time of his death in 2004.
Faye was baptized in the First Christian Church in 1957 where she remained a faithful member until her death.
Her greatest joy came from being a mother to her two sons, Danny and Fred.
Faye was retired from the Houston School District where she enjoyed her work in the cafeteria.
She was a fantastic cook and enjoyed canning and freezing produce from Hooch’s garden for the duration of their marriage. She also enjoyed walking for both exercise and pleasure. She was an avid reader with the Bible being her favorite book.
Faye is preceded in death by her husband Hooch, her parents, one sister and two brothers.
She is survived by her sons, Danny and his wife, Liz, of Rolla, Mo., and Fred of Crossville, Tenn.; her brother, Tommy Gaddis of Mountain Grove, Mo.; a grandson, Brett Stottlemyre of Bucyrus, Mo., and a great-granddaughter, Aliyah, also of Bucyrus.
Faye will be remembered for her faith, her fantastic cooking and the joy she brought into the lives of so many.