Faye O. Crunkilton

March 17, 1933 ‒ February 05, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Faye O. Crunkilton passed away peacefully on February 5, 2015 at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was born March 17, 1933 to the late Menno and Myrtle (Talbott) Brenneman in Fredericktown.

A homemaker and resident of Fredericktown for most of her life, Faye graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1951 where she was a Varsity cheerleader for five years. She had been a member of the Mother’s Roundtable Club, active in the Fredericktown Athletic Boosters, and an original member of the Emergency Medical Squad for Fredericktown. She worked briefly at Gregg Manufacturing and the Knox County Citizen. After raising her family, she enjoyed traveling and took several trips including visits to Hawaii, Saipan, China, France and Guatemala. She was a gracious hostess and a wonderful cook known for her delicious homemade pies.

Faye was a devoted wife and mother and is survived by her loving husband of nearly 25 years David Crunkilton; four sons Scott (Julie) Shoemaker of Fredericktown, Randy (Danna) Shoemaker of Mount Vernon, Chris (Suzanne) Shoemaker of Santa Clarita, California, and T. J. Shoemaker of Gambier; stepson Craig Crunkilton of Mount Vernon and stepdaughter Christy (Bruce) Farley of East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Jamie, Ryan (Laine), Alex, Tyler, Cole and Konner Shoemaker, step grandchildren, Cora, Jenna and Kelsey Farley and Jared and Justin Kiesbys; two great grandchildren, Caius and Emery Rose Shoemaker and three step great-grandchildren Nicholas Souders, David Sylvester, and Brooklyn Kiesbys. In addition, she is survived by brother-in-law Allan (Judy) Shoemaker, sister-in-law Norma Miller, sister-in-law Donna (John) Horn, and brother-in-law John (Sherry) Crunkilton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband James E. Shoemaker to whom she was married 31 years, brother Harold Brenneman, sister-in-law Jeanne Brenneman, brother-in-law James Crunkilton, sister-in-law Jeri Crunkilton, and brother-in-law Richard Miller.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 beginning at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Kenneth Kinley will be officiating. The family will observe a private burial in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Faye O. Crunkilton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Faye’s memory may be made to the Fredericktown Historical Society for the restoration of the town clock.

To share a memory with the family or leave a condolence visit, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady! To this day my mom makes one of her recipes for Texas sheet cake brownies all the time. I always loved talking to her every time she came in the store. She always caught me up on what the family was up too. I will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Mike and Laura Spencer

  • Albert & family u have me sincere condolence”s we have been friends for at least 75 yrs & we have done a lot of things together that we can cherish the rest of our lives Faye was a wonderful lady & u were lucky to have had her for almost 25yrs as your wife I could write a book on the memories that r in my mind. We know that at this time you are in deep sorrow. Your friend forever Jim & Lois

  • grace, class, warmth, respect. Words that come to mind when I think of Faye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of this sweet lady.

  • Dear Dave and family, I am so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. I am glad that I got to visit with you both in December while at Country Court with Dorothy. Faye was a gracious lady and will be remembered as such. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Remember the good times you all shared with her. Earnie and Bertha Frazier

  • To all of Faye and Dave’s loved ones, Neal and I are so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. She will be so missed by everyone in the family and community. Faye and I had a close friendship and I love her, dearly. I stand with Jesus in your grief and in your Praises for we know she is continuing in God’s Presence. And , Yes, her pies were the greatest! So thankful Dave that you two had 25 years together. God Bless you all. Love and Prayers, Neal and Jean { will never forget her}

  • Dave and family I am so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing I was always hoping that she would get well again and be her old self.We will miss her very much I have many , many memories a friend for 75 years we had so many good times over the years in school and out. We will be thinking of you all during this time.
    Your friends , Skip and Bev. Edwards

  • To the family of Faye Crunkilton, our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. We know that we have a loving God and he is welcoming Faye to his heavenly home at this time. May your memories of Faye remain in your heart for always and that she will be with you always too. We send virtual hugs to each and everyone of the family members.
    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • Dave and family, Walt & I would like to convey our deepest sympathy. Faye was such a sweet person that we were privileged to know. She will be greatly missed. May God bless your family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. Faye was a very special person and will be missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all the family

    Marilyn Mullin

  • Dear Dave and family,
    You all have our deepest sympathy. Heaven has gained another angel. Faye will be remembered as a super fine lady. She was always so sweet and kind. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • The memories of a very kinda lady will never be forgotten and her Christmas pastry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

    Wendy Reed

  • Dave and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. She was such a gracious lady and will be missed by all that knew her. Praying for strength and comfort for all of you.

  • We are so saddened to hear about Faye’s passing. She was a wonderful person and could make a whole room light up with her presence. That smile and her laughter will be missed at the family gatherings. Heaven has gained a true angel. Thoughts and Prayers to the Shoemaker and Crunkilton families at your time of loss.

  • I always enjoyed Faye’s smiling face. When I was young, we would visit at the house and I remember her graciousness and calm in the midst of the chaos of the cousins. I am so sorry for your great loss.

  • Soo sorry to learn of Faye’s health issues and eventual passing. I have always enjoyed Faye, her positive attitude and unending spirit. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family as you begin the long road to healing.

    Carmon & Betty Weller

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. I have great memories when we used to ride together to Curves in Mount Vernon to exercise. I agree with everyone else, she made the BEST pies.

  • Dave and families , words cannot express the great loss of Faye, she will be greatly missed. You can be blessed for the wonderful years you had together. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow. Fred, Vonda and family.

  • Words cannot express to you all, how saddened I am to hear of Faye’s passing. We all grew up together as ONE FAMILY. Will miss her smiling face and the Pecan Rolls (YUM). So many memories. My heart is with each and everyone of you.

  • My heart goes out to all of your families. May you find comfort in the great memories you have. Keeping you all in my prayers!

  • I will always remember that Mom and Dad always made sure we stopped to see Faye and Jim (when I was litte) when ever we traveled back and forth through Fredreicktown on our way to or from family visits. Will miss your mom.

  • Dave and family, so deeply sorry about Faye. She was one of the very best! We will miss her deeply.

  • Every time I saw Faye, she always spoke about her children with the utmost love and affection. You meant the world to her. She was truly a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed. So many wonderful memories growing up with cousins in the neighborhood. My heartfelt sympathies to you and yours.

  • Dave and all the family: Our heart felt sympathy at Faye’s passing. such a sweet and friendly lady and always a smile. So glad you had some wonderful years together; and to the Shoemaker family; remember her love and joy and happiness. she is rejoicing around the throne.
    Dale and Mary Braddock

  • So sorry for your loss. Heaven is much richer today because of Faye. Thoughts and prayers are with all her family. God Bless.

    Tony & Judy DeIuliis

  • Dear Dave and family,
    So sorry to hear of Faye’s passing, she has fought a battle to regain her health.
    She was a lovely lady and will be missed. My sympathy, Kathryn Williams

  • Dave and family, the world has lost a sweet and loving lady. She truly opened her home for many years to people she loved. Great memories from the past with your families and the aroma of her pecan rolls will never leave the hearts of everyone who was able to enjoy them. Her smile was contagious along with her sweet laugh. Words cannot express the sadness. Prayers for peace in the days ahead for the Shoemaker and the Crunkilton family.

    Blessings to you all,
    Shelly Turner Voelker

  • My heart is broken as I have now lost my second mother. As Tracy mentioned above, OH THOSE PECAN ROLLS! You Shoemaker boys were our brothers, and partners in crime. What fun memories of growing up with four parents and eight children, two houses but one yard and basketball hoop. Remember the dads mowing the hedge and the intercom? We will all miss your most beautiful, inside and out, mother.

  • My deepest sympathies go out to each one of you Scott, Randy, Chris & Todd and your families upon the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and also Dave and family as you grieve. May God be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  • David and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking back over the years Duke and I have so many good memories of good times together. In high school, Faye and I were cheerleaders together several years. Many weekend nights would find us at the roller skating rink in Mansfield. Those were good years. God Bless you and your family . Bonnie and Duke

  • Dave and family, it is hard to express how sad I feel at this time of your loss. Faye was a good friend for many many years and spent so many great times together. Lots of memories to share with the boys growing up. So nice you two found each other and had many good years together. Faye was always a very happy person and always smiling through the good times and sad times.
    She will be missed by so many that touched her life. God will wrap his arms about you all and comfort you. Love you, Maxine

  • Dave and family, Sorry to here of your loss. She will be missed, but she had a full life of raising a family and giving back to the community. She leaves behind a wealth of memories. Larry and Juanita Hazen

  • Dave & Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Faye was a sweet lady and will be missed dearly by the Fredericktown Community.

    Steve & Cindy Bouton

  • I would like to offer my condolences to all of Faye’s family . I am very sorry to learn about Faye passing. She was special and great fun.
    Shirley Toms and I were married shortly after Jim and Faye and did a lot of fun things together.

  • So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your families.
    God Bless

  • Dear dave and family, so sorry for your loss, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Faye was such a nice lady. You have our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • We are so sorry for your loss and are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. We have many happy memories of Faye, and I will always remember how warm and welcoming she was whenever we’d stop by to visit. May you hold the happy memories close to your heart in the days and months ahead. – Lindy Hall Waterbeck, Buck Hall, and Judy Niebel

  • Our prayers and condolences go out to Dave and the Shoemaker and Crunkilton families from our entire family. Faye was another pillar of the Fredericktown community that was a great friend to mom and dad and all she touched. We will always remember her as being there with a big smile and a big hug to help out in any way she could and a great friend to so many May those cherished memories grant all of you peace in your time of sorrow. Love, The Bechtel’s

  • We are so sorry for your loss.She was a wonderful women.She will be missed.You are all in our prayers and thoughts..Glenn sr,Glenn(Red)Melanie).Melody Lahmon,Beth (Richard) Arndt,Roy

  • Dear Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of both grief and celebration — grief for the loss of a woman who defined the word lady and celebration of her beautiful life. I will remember her lovely, warm smile, that perpetual twinkle in her eye, her love of family, and my oh my, her phenomenal cooking skills. The day she asked me for a recipe, I felt like I had won a gold medal! I still have a cookie scoop she bought me, and I think of her each time I turn out perfectly formed cookies. I wish that I could be with you all today. Love to all.

  • Dave, We are so sorry to hear about Faye. We enjoyed being at different activities with both of you. Faye was a special person and will be sadly missed.

  • Dear Dave and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Faye was a Very special friend.

  • Dave and family;

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. It is always so hard to find the right words to say in your time of sorrow and loss of such a special loved one!! Remember all the special and beautiful memories she gave to us all.
    What memories she gave to so many of us!!

    God Bless you all.
    Pam Turner

  • Our sympathy is extended to the “Shoemaker Boys” (as mom would have referred to you) and your loving family. So sorry for your loss.

    Kevin and Shirley Kirkendall
    Carrie’s Son and Daughter-in-law

  • My prayers are for peace and comfort to the family members of Faye Crunkilton. I remember Faye very well during the few short years when I was one of the Fredericktown neighborhood kids who lived nearby on Sandusky Street across from the Baptist Church. I, along with all the neighborhood kids, had great admiration and love for Faye. Not only was she beautiful; she was fun, friendly and nice to us “little” kids. Over these past seventy-plus years, I never lost my memories of and admiration for Faye. Faye is one of my all-time favorite people. I am sad to learn of her passing. Rest in Peace, Faye Brenneman-Shoemaker-Crunkilton.

  • What a lovely lady heaven has received. Always had a smile whenever you would bump into her. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear about Faye…loved hearing her stories of how she won the blue ribbon again on her pies… Was always welcome at her home…no matter if TJ was there or not.. Going to b missed.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you TJ and your family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Faye was such a loving person. May God hold you all in comfort. Love to you all.

  • T.J. I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our sympathies are with Dave, Scott, Randy, Chris, Todd and your families. We will always remember Faye as a sweet and kind woman with a friendly smile for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all– Jim and Amy Bechtel

  • So sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. She was such a special lady . The Ackerman family have several wonderful memories of Faye. She was as sweet as all her homemade goodies she always shared . Many prayers.

  • Faye was such a lovely lady and our neighbor on Sandusky St for all of our lives. She was a great friend to our mom and was always so cheerful and such a delight. And we will miss her puffed pastry at Christmas time :-). Our thoughts go out to the entire family as the world is a bit less sunny with her not in it.

    The Ackerman children

  • Dear family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Although I have never met Faye or her son Chris Shoemaker in person, I feel she was a wonderful lady. God Bless you always.
    Sending love and peace.
    Leslie aka LDW.
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