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Faye K. Whipkey

March 25, 1941 — April 21, 2019

Faye K. Whipkey, age 78, of Brave, PA, devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away April 21, 2019 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV due to injuries from an automobile accident. She was born March 25, 1941 in Holbrook, PA to the late Leslie J. and Florence (Hunnell) Curfman.

Faye lived in Greene County, PA her entire life. She married her true love Millard G. Whipkey on March 9, 1958, who passed away on April 27, 1966.

Faye was one of the first women to enter the coal mines in the 1970's. She was employed with Consol Energy as a Shuttle Car Operator for 22 years at the Blacksville II Mine, where she retired in 2000. Faye was a member of the U.M.W.A. Local #1702. She was active in the Macedonia Church in Holbrook, PA. as a Sunday School Teacher and Former Song Leader in the Choir. She loved to cook in abundance for her family and tend to her flowers, which she had a gifted green thumb for. Above all else, Faye was a loving Mother first.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathy McClure and husband Jeff, Cindy Daughtery and companion James Hundley, Linda Klein and husband Glenn and sons; Larry and wife Jeannie, Michael and wife Teresa, Wayne and Daniel, two former daughter-in-laws Stephanie Patterson and Teena Whipkey, whom she loved as daughters; two brothers, Eugene Curfman and Kenneth Curfman; special sister-in-law and longtime best friend, Helen Costello; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, June Phillips, Vivian Tedrow and Delores Fox; brothers, Donald, Glen, Cecil and Duane Curfman.

The family extends their gratitude to the WVU Medicine Trauma Team and Surgical ICU staff, Doctors and Nurses at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital for their tireless skill and devotion while she was there.

Friends may join Faye's family in honoring her life and legacy on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Curfman, officiating. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery, Richhill Twp., PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eva K. Bowlby Public Library, 311 N. West St. Waynesburg, PA 15370.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.



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Visitation

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Friday, April 26, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Graveside

Friday, April 26, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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