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Born June 6, 1932, the daughter of Walter J. and Allie (Slate) Buchanan, and one of 22 siblings. Faye (Buchanan) Robertson Jessen, 73, Ava, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at her home. She was born June 6, 1932, the daughter of Walter J. and Allie (Slate) Buchanan, and one of 22 siblings.
She was an active member of First General Baptist Church. Her passions in life were worshipping her Lord Jesus Christ, loving her family, enjoying time spent with friends and serving her neighbors.
Faye was an avid member of Eastern Star, where she joyfully served on numerous boards and committees.
She proudly worked in the aerospace industry. She also served as an educator, a dental assistant, and a dance instructor.
Faye exhibited a tremendous zeal for life in all she did. She demonstrated her great faith through her service to others. All who knew her for the wonderful person she was, will miss her companionship. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of we who were fortunate enough to have been touched by her unselfish life. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
She was preceded in death by her parent, her first husband, Paul O’Neil Robertson, and 20 siblings.
Surviving family members include, husband, Walter “Walley” J. Jessen, of the home; on son, Ric W. Buchanan, and wife, Jane, of Ava; one daughter, Robin L. Buchanan, of Ava; three step-children, David Jessen and wife, Doreen, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Tim Jessen and wife, Rosie, Murrieta, Calif., Dan Jessen and wife, Krista, Belgrade, Mont.; 11 grandchildren, Chenoa and Annalisa Carpenter, both of Ozark, Adam Buchanan, of Ava, Riki Buchanan, of Springfield, LeeAllie and Zac Buchanan, both of Ava, Lea Jessen and Dana Jessen, both of Ann Arbor, Mich., Josiah Jessen, of Oregon, Nathan Jessen and Samuel Jessen, both of Murrieta, Calif.; one great-grandson, Hunter Carpenter, of Ozark; one sister, Velma Arbuckle, of Ava; other relatives and countless friends who were also cherished members of her family.
A Memorial service is planned for Saturday, 7 p.m., Aug. 20, at First General Baptist Church, Ava, with Rev. Robert Roberts and Rev. Dustin Ledford officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neighbor Helping Neighbor or Gideons International, % Barnes Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 65, Ava, MO 65608.
Arrangements for cremation and memorial service are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava.