|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1909|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 2004|
Faye Mildred Matney was born July 5, 1909 at Lyndon, Kansas, the daughter of John William and Mary Ellen (Thompson) Redenbaugh. She grew up in the Lyndon area and attended Pratt High School.
Faye frequently worked as a caregiver for people when they had new babies or were ill. One of the ladies under her care was Ora Belle Barngrover. It was through this association that she met Frank Barngrover. On May 23, 1929, Faye and Frank were united in marriage. They shared thirty-eight years of marriage before Frank passed away on February 28, 1957.
Faye and Frank resided on the farm during their entire marriage. Although they did not have any children, they frequently had nieces, nephews and neighbors at their farm. Everyone has fond memories of their stay at the farm. Faye was always helpful to anyone in need. One interesting story shared by Faye related to the time a lady came to her door selling magazines. She asked if Faye knew all about Hell and Purgatory. Faye looked at her and replied, "I don't think I have ever heard of her." The lady left immediately and later Faye realized what she had said. On another day, Faye was walking down the lane and noticed a blue racer snake was beside her. The faster she went, the faster the snake went. She finally got to her porch and lost the snake.
Frank did cooperative farming with Dick Matney. They were also involved in community activities and frequently made homemade ice cream. They would use all flavors including fresh peach and strawberry and other flavors found by Faye. When Mary Matney became bedfast due to cancer, Faye and Frank daily assisted her. In late 1956, Mary passed away and Frank experienced a heart attack and passed away in February 1957. Following Frank's death, Dick frequently assisted Faye in keeping the farm going. On November 22, 1959 she was united in marriage to Richard Matney. They continued to farm until 1975 when they sold the farm and moved into Overbrook. After nearly eighteen years of marriage, Dick passed away on July 30, 1977. A memory, fondly recalled by Faye, involved butchering a large hog along with about twenty other people including neighbors, relatives and friends. The highlight of this effort was getting nice, fresh cracklings.
Faye maintained a large garden from which she preserved for the winter and her wonderful dinners. She frequently shared her bounty with others. Christmas was always a fun time with special candies and her delicious dinners. She continued this tradition for as many as seventeen people until the age of eighty.
Faye loved to travel. She enjoyed many trips with the Tudor Tours including a special trip to Alaska. She was also active in her church, always volunteering to help until her health prevented her participation. She considered herself fortunate to live in her own home until August 2003.
Faye was an example of hard work and determination. She will be remembered as a very kind and proper person. She was careful to dress and act in a dignified manner. All who knew her could learn from her example. She will be sadly missed by many.
John William Redenbaugh (1884 - 1963)
Frank William Barngrover (1896 - 1957)*
Erma Irene Redenbaugh Jenks (1907 - 1996)*
Faye Mildred Redenbaugh Barngrover (1909 - 2004)
Plot: Barngrover, Faye M, b. Feb 5, 1909, d. no date
Maintained by: Dr Andree S
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: May 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19277190