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Fay Farris Clyne, 58, of Richmond, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Clay County, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Fay was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Bourbon, the daughter of Harold Edward and Anita Barbara (Koehn) Farris. She married Joseph J. Clyne of New York City, N.Y. on Oct. 19, 1991; he survives of the home.
Fay was a postal clerk for 25 years, most recently at the Philatelic Center in Kansas City, Mo. She was an avid runner, bicyclist and reader. She loved her family and friends, living each day to the fullest.
Additional survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jason D. Pratt and his wife, Britt Canby, of Richmond; one daughter and son-in-law, Erin Wilson and her husband, Joshua, of Richmond; one step-son, Brian Clyne and his wife, Heather, of Bonner Springs, Kan.; two step-daughters, Heather Peterson and her husband, Curtis, of Crestview, Fla., and Amber Carter and her husband, John, of Gladstone; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Farris and his wife, Nancy, of Washington, Ga., John Farris and his wife, Ruth, of Owensville, and Don Farris and his wife, Cindy, of Owensville; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Homeyer and her husband, Jerry, of Cape Fair; and nine grandchildren, Quinn Wilson, Mira Belle Wilson, Silas Wilson, Evan Willow Canby-Pratt, Collin Peterson, Adrienne Peterson, Brianna Carter, Tate Clyne and Dane Clyne.
In addition to her parents, one grandchild, Alia Wilson, preceded her in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Midwest Transplant Network or the Ray County Humane Society.
An open house in celebration of Fay’s life will be held at Fay’s home at 495 Trail Ridge Road in Richmond from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 19, with a special recognition at 6:30 p.m. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.