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Faye Anderson

Died: July 22, 2016

Faye E Anderson

CHAMPAIGN – The funeral service of Faye Elizabeth Anderson, 97, of Champaign will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency West, Savoy, the Rev. Eric Corbin and Rev. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rt. 150 at Staley Rd, Ch…read more

Faye E Anderson

CHAMPAIGN – The funeral service of Faye Elizabeth Anderson, 97, of Champaign will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency West, Savoy, the Rev. Eric Corbin and Rev. Don Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rt. 150 at Staley Rd, Champaign. Visitation will precede the services from 9 to 11 am at the funeral home.

Faye died peacefully in her Champaign home at 7:45 p.m. Friday (July 22, 2016) with family by her side.

She was born January 8, 1919, in Tolono, a daughter of Clyde E. and Lucy Jordan Fisher. She married Philip W. Anderson on June 24, 1947, in Tolono. He died September 11, 1997

Survivors include one son, Rev. Brent (Julie) Anderson, Bloomington; two daughters, Rebecca (David) Koch, Urbana, and Mary Bowman, Normal; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn (Paul Keith) Anderson.

Also surviving are three grandsons, Brent James (Anne) Anderson, Jesse (Jen) Anderson, and Ryan Koch; five great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Curtis, Sydney and Leah Anderson, and Gage Koch; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Claude, Lee and Lyle Fisher and one sister, Fern Palmer.

Faye graduated Tolono Community High School in 1937. In 1945 she graduated from the Julia F Burnham Nursing School. After graduation, she worked at Burnham Hospital and in 1946 was tasked with setting up the Champaign County Blood Bank. She met the love of her life, Philip, when he came in to give blood for a friend and they were married six months later. Faye left nursing in 1947 to farm with her husband at his family farm in Mansfield then later in Leroy and Saybrook. After they retired from farming, they purchased and managed the Anderson Shoe Store for 18 years in Saybrook until it was sold in 1986. After their children were older, Faye put her nursing cap back on and worked at the Gibson City Community Hospital as a head nurse on the Annex wing from 1965 to 1989 when she retired.

Faye was a longtime member of the Methodist Church in Mansfield, Leroy and Saybrook. In 1999 she moved closer to family in Champaign-Tolono area and rejoined the First Presbyterian Church at Champaign where she served as a deacon.

Her passion was being with family and was happy to be in close proximity to them. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and treasured their visits and correspondence. She also maintained her close relationship with fellow nursing classmates through an annual banquet and a round-robin letter that has been active since her graduation. Other interests included travel, reading, and watching Illini Basketball – GO ILLINI!

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Julia F Burnham Alumnae Association or Red Cross.

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