Gardening 06

Faye M. (Maynard) Porter

August 31, 1924 ~ July 20, 2019 (age 94)



Faye Mildred Porter, 94, of Pleasant Hill, was born, August 31, 1924, in Spencer, Nebraska, the daughter of William Henry and Frieda Anna Bertha (Soathoff) Maynard.  She departed this life, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Faye was a 1941 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

On January 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to John Louis Porter in Harrisonville.

Faye was employed first as a secretary for the Colonial Poultry Farms and later as a cook at the Pleasant Hill Primary School.  She was a member of the former Pleasant Hill Lioness Club and more recently the Red Hatters in Pleasant Hill.  She had also been a very active member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for many years.  She enjoyed traveling, oil painting, fishing, gardening and canning.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John on January 26, 2002; and three sisters, Esther Porter, Gladys Bell, and Maxine Hershberger.

She is survived by three children, John H. (and Cynthia) Porter of Jacksonville, Alabama, Nina Faye Miles of Republic, Missouri, and Jacqueline Marie (and Tracy) Walker of Ft. Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Vaughn of Harrisonville; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday evening, July 25, 2019, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 26, 2019, at the funeral home.  Reverend James Stanfield-Myers officiated. Music was rendered by Mrs. Jean Pinkston and Mr. Chuck Fulton.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Nolan Bohon, Bill Bunnell, Kelsie Clark, Otho Forest, Darrin Miller, and Clint Springer; honorary casket bearer Glover Springer.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.


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July 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

Funeral Service
July 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home
203 N. Armstrong Street
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

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