Fayrene M. Perkins

September 07, 1927 ‒ February 17, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Fayrene M. Perkins, age 92, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on September 7, 1927 in Grundy, West Virginia the daughter of Walter and Madie (Music) Crouse.

Fayrene loved her animals and enjoyed attending barn sales and auctions where she would frequently bring home a new pig, goat or bird.  She liked gardening and took great pride in her flower and vegetable gardens, but most of all she cherished the quality time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Larry (Donetta) White of Mount Vernon, Harry (Diane) White of Howard; four daughters, Margaret (Don) Selby of Salisbury, Maryland, Delores Marks of Brooksville, Florida, Sandra Ball of Mount Vernon and Patty White of Howard, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren, numerous great-great grandchildren and a sister, Jean Griffith of Reynoldsburg.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter White, second husband, Dwight Perkins and a daughter, Joyce Stewart.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m. in Homer Cemetery.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Fayrene M. Perkins.

Memorial contributions in Fayrene’s name may be made to the Knox County Animal Shelter.

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


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  • Faye and I may not have always seen eye to eye, but for the last 10+ years we managed to find peace and enjoyed each other’s company. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Thanks Grandma Perkins for watching me and spending so much time with me when I was little. Had a lot of fun at the farm house with Grandma.

  • Our condolences to the family. We have heard wonderful things about this great lady. Sincerely, Danny and Bonnie Hause

  • Aunt Faye…..you were the favorite that is for sure. You were the kindest most fun loving Aunt anyone could have asked for. As a child our families were very close and the memories I have will always be cherished. Your sister, Katie, also known as my mom and you had a very special bond , one that she dearly cherished.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all your kids and their families.
    Lynda Hamilton

  • My memories about our childhood are the same as my sister, Lynda, there was a lot of fun and laughter. One special memory is of Aunt Faye and my mom [ Katie] sitting around the kitchen table talking they always sat at the kitchen table. there are too many memories to mention. I haven’t seen her for many years but have thought of her often and loved her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.