Marion “Faye” Bauer, 89, Hays, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Via Christi Village.
She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Utica to Thomas “Tom” and Juanita (Lehman) Norton.
She married David Walter “Dave” Bauer on Jan. 4, 1949, and they celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage before he preceded her in death Jan. 3, 2009. Along with her husband, she was a farmwife and a custodian at Roosevelt School for 27 years and a number of students saw them as an extra pair of grandparents.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, she was very active in church and enjoyed volunteering for church projects and baking cookies at Christmas time. She was a volunteer at Hays Public Library, Community Assistance Center and was very much a servant to the community.
She enjoyed gardening, quilting, was a fantastic cook and baker and family always anticipated the holidays and her delicious butterballs.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan F. Wolf and husband, Bob, Hays, and Nancy E. Meitl and husband, Duane, Rush Center; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Bauer, Hays; two sisters, Wilma Ochs and husband, Norman, Granbury, Texas and Judith Carter and husband, Herb, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Wolf (Jenny), Chrissy Bandel (Corey), Curtis Wolf, Shelly New (Greg), Tara Comerci ( Ben), Tessa Mayfield (Derek), Jennifer Conrad (Keith), Rhonda Hughes (Evan) Cory Bauer (Cassie) and Joey Bauer; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a stepmother: Elizabeth Norton; two sons, Dr. Richard D. Bauer and Thomas D. Bauer; a daughter-in-law, Belinda Bauer; three brothers, Leonard, Clell, and Lee Norton; and a sister, Jeanne Borthwick.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Hays; burial will be at 2 p.m. in Arnold Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601 and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Community Assistance Center, Hospice of HaysMed, or Messiah Lutheran Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to www.haysmemorial.com