November 17, 1913 ‒ April 01, 2010
LEXINGTON ~ Age is less a function of years as it is attitude. With a positive outlook on life, Faye Garverick filled her days with good words, great attitudes and actions that were blessings. Described as “the rock” of her family, with her upbeat personality, Faye would move heaven and earth to fix a problem or remedy a poor situation.
At 96 years young, Faye has passed her mantle of optimism to the next generation. She passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 1, 2010.
Born November 17, 1913 in Butler County, Faye was the daughter of William and Jessie (Billiter) Gregg.
A graduate of Iberia High School, Faye had worked with the former Verco Stock Exchange in Mansfield. She later worked 17 years with Peoples Federal Savings & Loan, retiring as assistant treasurer.
She was a member of United Methodist Church of the Cross, and had been active with the Lexington Senior-Civic Center, as well as several other area civic centers. She traveled with groups from the Senior-Civic Center on many bus trips, helped in the kitchen and enjoyed the camaraderie of her card-playing friends.
Self-taught, she was a skilled needle-worker who enjoyed quilting, crocheting and knitting. Faye crocheted and then gave away so many afghans, she ran out of people to supply with the throws.
Of strong spirit and good nature, Faye was a loving mother and magnificent grandmother who really never had a bad day ~ in large part because she knew she charted her own destiny by her mind-set and sense of humor.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sue & Wayne Weirick of Lexington; her son and daughter-in-law Randy & Susan Garverick of Aptos, CA; grandchildren Douglas & Lisa Weirick of Lexington, Diann & Ric Leon of Lexington, Jonathan Garverick of Aptos, CA, Megan Garverick of Mountain View, CA and Michael Garverick of Bozeman, MT; great grandchildren Ashley Leon, Audrey Leon and Brooke Weirick; a sister Ethel Kensinger of Salina, KS; a sister and brother-in-law Miriam & Cecil Crawford of West Wilmington, NC; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Raymond Garverick on May 17, 1986. Also deceased in her family are a sister Ruth Gillispie and sister John Gregg and William Thurman Gregg.
The Garverick family will receive friends Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Denise Marikis will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the North Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garverick family, and condolences to them may be made at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com