Faye Waldron, 98, died on August 12, 2022. She lived with her family in Berlin Heights. Faye was born in Butler County, Ohio to Bob and Jessie Gillespie and grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in music.
Shortly after college Faye met Jim Waldron, and due to some skillful matchmaking by Jim's mom, they fell in love and were married in 1946. They welcomed their daughter Faye Ann in 1948, and twin sons, Bob and Bill in 1949.
Faye taught at several schools in the 1940's and 50's, eventually finding a home in the 60's at Lake Elementary School in Vermilion. She launched a vocal music program full of energy and creativity. Her boys' choir was her pride and joy. She retired in 1980.
A born entertainer, Faye loved playing piano for people at every opportunity; weddings, restaurants, churches, and family gatherings. She also loved playing bass fiddle with local theater orchestras.
Musician, collector, historian, gardener, artist, writer, and dog-lover; Faye filled every minute of her life all the while enjoying her children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim; sister, Jean; and son, Bill.
Faye is survived by a daughter, Faye Ann (Rick) Hillis; son, Bob (Bonnie) Waldron; grandson, James Waldron; granddaughters, Jessica Bauer, Kara Simenz, and Emily Haley; and great-grandson, Will.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Berlin Heights Congregational United Church of Christ at 5 E. Main Street, Berlin Heights with a fellowship immediately following in the Fowler Room. There will be no visitation or graveside.
Condolences may be left at www.mormanfuneralhome.com
Memorial donations may be directed to the Berlin Heights Historical Society at 18 E. Main Street, Berlin Heights, OH 44814, which Faye founded.