Virginia Mae (Joe) Faddis, 90, of Branson, MO, went home to be with her Lord
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at her residence. She was the beloved wife of Leon
Harvey Faddis, with whom she shared 70 wonderful years of marriage, and they often
celebrated their happiness with family and friends.
Born on April 17 1927, in Paradise, PA, she was the daughter of Ruth Mae (Keenan) and
Ralph E. Joe, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Jacqueline, and
her brother Frederick, and also two grandchildren, Lacey R. Taylor and Matthew E.
Rayhill. She is survived by her brother Ralph Joe Jr and wife, Anne.
She will be greatly missed by her four children, Leona M. Mendenhall and husband Bob,
June F. Kimes and husband, Roy, Jeannette Y. Taylor and husband, Dick, and Dennis L.
Faddisa and wife Linda.
Her grandchildren, Gina R. Kenepp (m. Mike), Roy Kimes and wife,Leah, Tifanee (Taylor)
Obando and husbnd. James, Ray Kimes and wife, Zoi, Nancy Rayhill (widow of
Matthew), Cameron Taylor, Melody H. Rootand husbnd. Reid, Christopher Mendenhall
and wife, Kayla, and Robyn V. Landean and husband, Rich, also miss her dearly.
Her great-grandchildren are Ryan, Josh and Grace Kimes; Jake Kimes; Shawn and
Cassidy Kenepp; Ana and Beth Root; Rylee, Ramsey, Raelle and Remington Landean and
Lucy and Maddie Mendenhall.
Ginny loved to volunteer in the Lord's service. She was attending Branson Gospel
Sunday. She raised four children, assisted her husband in running two businesses, was
a Sunday school teacher, cooked men's brotherhood dinners, worked with Navigators
ministry, had a degree in Reflexology and was her husband's best masseuse. Her love of
children was her best quality; and, of course, she told everyone she had the best
grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Yet she happily loved on, and "adopted" nearly
100 more, loving them as her own. She loved downhill skiing (in her younger years),
shopping, and talking to everyone. She was honest--you clearly understood where you
stood with her. Most recently she helped her husband create quilts featuring scripture
verses, wrote song lyrics, and assisted in creating Gumi Camp in Arkansas.
All are welcome to attend a memorial service held on Sunday, October 8, at 10:00 AM
at Hamner's Theatre in Branson, MO. A private burial will be at the Missouri Veteran
All are welcome to attend a celebration of her life held on Sunday, October 15, 2017,
at 12:30 PM at the Camp at the Old Mill in Brandamore, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation payable to: New Horizons Foundation Project
GUMI Camp 5550 Tech Center Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
Virginia Mae Faddis
April 17, 1927 - October 4, 2017