MRS. EDDYE FAYE ROANE CLARK
Eddye Faye Roane Clark was the youngest of ten children born to Elliott Jackson Roane and Mary Ella Lee Roane on March 12, 1928. She was reared in Altheimer, Arkansas, where she attended Five Forks Elementary School. She later moved to Kansas City, Missouri, with her parents and continued her education at R.T. Coles and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947. “Faye”, as she was affectionately called, is the last in her Arkansas family. Her parents and nine siblings preceded her in death.
Eddye Faye was baptized age 8 in Basses Chapel Baptist Church in Altheimer, Arkansas by Rev. Demus Jones. Upon moving to Kansas City, Missouri she united with Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. A.B. Simmons.
Upon graduation from high school, Faye was a member of the Kansas City Call staff and worked in the clerical department of the local NAACP branch. She trained as a nurse at General Hospital #, the only hospital in Kansas City in which African Americans could receive training as nurses and physicians. After her training, she was employed at Menorah Hospital. She also worked at Queen of the World Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital, then located at Linwood and Prospect.
While working at Menorah, Eddye Faye met and married a man who was “bigger than life” to her and after a whirlwind romance, on September 4, 1954, she married the love of her life, Oliver Augustine Clark. To this union, six children were born. In order to spend time in rearing her children, she began working at Owens-Illinois Plastics in North Kansas City, Missouri, where she was employed until she retired after 20 years of service.
Faye was always generous and caring. She loved her children and her children’s friends as if they were her own. She always had a kind word for everyone.
Eddye Faye was an active member of Morning Star Baptist Church until her health declined. She was a member of the Daughters of Morning Star and Bessie Tivis Mission Circle as well as other activities and organizations over the years. Her parents, siblings, husband two children (Juliette Marie and Alex Muriel) and two grandchildren (Thomas III “Little Tommy” and Alex) all preceded her in death. Eddye Faye departed this life peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 9, 2019.
Eddye leaves to cherish her memory, her children Ronald T. Roane, Eddye R. Clark, Oliver A. Clark, Jr., (aka Bay-Bay), Cheri E. Clark-Bey and Will Elliott Clark (aka Wimpy). Also, Tonya Marie and Perry Eugene, (her daughter, Juliette’s children). Grandchildren, Eddie Jr., Alex, Kiearra, Brittany, Raimon, MiTaia, Perry Jr., Ja’Mia, Lamon, Alfred, Will Jr., Nicole and Alfred S. Washington- EL. Fifteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church 2411 East 27th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64127. Visitation 9:00a.m. Private Disposition.
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