Geneva (Faye) Whited, 96, passed away November 22, 2016. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., on Saturday November 26, 2016 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines. Faye was born July 9, 1920, in Wilcox, MO to Elsie and Raymond Heflin and was one of 3 children. Her Mother later married Ole Hagen and they had a child, Faye’s brother. Faye was a homemaker and resided in Burlington Iowa with her husband Wayne of 71 years, where they raised their family before moving to West Des Moines.
Faye will be remembered as a gentle and kind person who loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to quilt, crochet and keep her hands busy. She was a devoted Christian and was a member of West Des Moines Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, parents, son David Whited, and one sibling, Raymond Heflin.
Faye will be remembered by her three children, Marilyn Kay (Leslie) Wagoner of Phoenix, AZ, Donna Steele of West Des Moines and Sheila (Garland) Barton of Alton, MO; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, two brothers, Carol Heflin (Bonnie) and Robert Hagen (Deb). Faye will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Those planning on an expression of sympathy please direct memorials to Suncrest Hospice 5000 Westown Parkway Suite 104 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266.