of Clinton, AR
May 24, 1935 - August 10, 2021
Faye Shoemaker Bone, born May 24,1935, in Batesville, Arkansas, went home to her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2021. Left to cherish her memory are son, Steve and wife Pam; grandchildren, Abigail Bone, Matthew Wilbers, and Charles Wilbers; great-granddaughter, Tenley Wilbers. Sister-in-law, Carolyn Shoemaker; Brothers-in-law, Gayle (Sandy) Bone and Larry (Jan) Bone. She also had many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Adrian and Thelma Driskill Shoemaker; husband of 50 years, Paul L. Bone; daughter, Adrianne Bone Wilbers; and brother, David Shoemaker.Faye graduated from Batesville High School in 1953 and moved to Memphis, Tennessee to attend Draughon's Business College. After completing her education there, she moved back to Batesville, Arkansas to attend Arkansas College. In 1956, as a sophomore in college, Faye was named Miss Batesville, and she went on to compete in the Miss Arkansas pageant, with her talent being a piano solo. As an accomplished pianist and organist, Faye used her talent to accompany various college events and performances at Arkansas College. Faye married Paul in December 1956, and together they moved to Clinton, Arkansas where they purchased their first grocery store. They operated and grew the business for 37 years before retiring in 1994. The Arkansas Retail Grocers Association named Faye "Woman of the Year'' in 1989. Faye brought her love of music with her to Clinton and taught piano lessons and played the piano at First Baptist where she and Paul were members. She later served as the music director where she enjoyed leading the congregation in hymns and the choir in Holiday Cantatas.Faye had a love for traveling and often joked that she kept a bag packed and was always ready to go. She was very fond of all holidays and enjoyed having her house decorated for each occasion for all to enjoy. But above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 2 p.m., with visitation one-hour prior at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Arkansas. Burial to follow at Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in Faye's memory.The family respectfully requests that all attendees wear a face covering.
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A truly precious person. Enjoyed knowing her & praying for family she leaves behind.
Faye was as nice as she was beautiful. Always a smile. She will be missed by all who knew her. Condolences to her family.
Faye was such a sweet lady. She and I were business acquaintances.... I didn't know of her music background. I too am a musician... She was such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss
Ms. Faye will be missed. Her charm, wit, and grace filled a room when she walked in. She was always ready to help. She was a great lady and I'm grateful to have known her. My prayers are with her family, Steve and his family, Charles and Matthew and their loved ones.
Going to miss seeing Miss Faye she was a thrill to work with always happy she the talent for playing the piano! I am sure she is heaven playing for the angels Now she is a beautiful angel Praying for y’all during this time
Steve, Pam, Abby, Matthew, and Charles, I am so sorry for your loss. Faye was a really sweet lady. She was so kind to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Just know she is with Paul and Adrienne now and you will all be with them again. Rest in peace Faye. We will miss you very much.Shirley Waller
I have a vivid memory of her as a sought-after baby sitter. My brother and I were thrilled when she sat with us one evening. She taught us how to fold paper to make little canoes. Living up the street from us, I often saw her walking by our house. She was beautiful and always smiling. My deepest sympathy to those she left behind.
It won’t be the same knowing she’s not across the road anymore. She loved her tree lights and our grands loved her lit up buggy at Christmas. There’s joy though in knowing she’s reunited with Adrienne after 7 long years and Paul plus so many others. Steve, you have been her rock these last years and you will see her again. Prayers for the family as you lay her to rest.
Steve and Family,I was so sorry to hear of Faye's passing. She was always such a very nice person, always had a smile for everyone. I know that she will be missed very much by many people. My prayers go out to you and your family and pray for the peace that only God can give.Linda
To all the family, we are so sorry for your loss. Great lady.
Dear Steve and Family,I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Faye's passing. Always a sweet Lady, smiling, always willing to help where ever she could. I am sure you will miss her dearly. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and bring you peace.Sincerely,Jeanie
Steve, Pam, and Abby our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Faye was always kind and loving to us and we know we will see her again. May God wrap his loving arms around you all. Terrie, Landon and Kaylee Shoemaker
Faye was one of the finest person I've had the pleasure to work around back in the days. Most definitely will be missed.My Prayers are with you all.
Faye was an amazing lady. Don and I have loved her for many years. She will be missed by this community. Her family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Prayers going up too all the Family🙏🙏🙏💞💞
Faye was a sweet lady and will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.
To your family so sorry for your loss.Mrs Faye was a sweet lady with a beautiful sweet smile
I had the privilege of working fo her and Paul for many years and she was one fine Lady, it was great to have been a friend and to have known her,she was really a great person.
I’m so sorry for your loss! Miss Faye will truly be missed, she was a pleasure to know . Praying for you all!
So sorry to hear the passing of Faye she was a nice lady and now she can be with her daughter in Heaven My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Sammy and Anna ward
Steve and Family, y'all had a Great Couple with Faye and Paul. We enjoyed many overseas trips with them. Just good Christian people. Sorry they had to go but Heaven will be better off with them.....
To all of the Bone family, ms Faye was a graceful woman . She showed Jesus’s love everyday . May your heart have comfort knowing she is rejoicing with Him . Prayers for healing
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Faye. She was a sweet lady. My prayers are with you all. May the Lord give you all comfort & peace in your loss.
Steve, Pam, Abby and all of the family, it has been a pleasure to have been friends with such a beautifully strong woman in the Lord! We admired her strength and courage during all these years! Now she will be with her Lord and Savior!!’ We Love you all and ask God to give you peace and comfort!
Faye was always such a lady of grace. I enjoyed her for so many years at First Baptist and know that she is rejoicing with Jesus! Many prayers for you Steve. Pam and Abby as you walk this path.