Zella Faye Calhoun

Zella Faye Calhoun, daughter of the late Bollen and Anna Isabelle (Phipps) Holloway, was born October 1, 1947 near Lanton, Missouri, and departed this life November 22, 2008 at her home in Norwood, Missouri, at the age of 61 years, one month and 21 days.

Faye was born and raised in the Lanton community and then moved with her family to the Thayer, Missouri, area for a short time as a young child.

On December 16, 1963 Faye was united in marriage to Dean Calhoun in Mansfield, Missouri. Six daughters were born to this union. Dean and Faye made their home in Mansfield where they lovingly raised their children.

In addition to being a devoted homemaker for her family, Faye worked for Tobin-Hamilton Shoe Factory for a number of years. She also worked in the health care field as a CNA.

Faye enjoyed fishing and playing bingo. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Faye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was also a very caring neighbor and friend.

Faye had made her profession of faith in Christ and followed the Free Will Baptist doctrine throughout her life.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one brother; two sisters; and an infant sister.

She is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, Dean Calhoun of their home in Norwood; six daughters, Cindy Calhoun of Mansfield, Brenda Maggard and husband Bill of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, Alice Wallace and husband Ricky of Norwood, Alta Billups and husband Marion of Ava, Missouri, Deana Sprague of Cabool, Missouri, and Sharon Allmon and husband Steve of Theodosia, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Holloway of Thayer; three sisters, Joyce Todd and husband David of Neosho, Missouri, Cecile Wallin and husband Jack of Macomb, Missouri, and Kathy Alexander and husband Burton of Macomb; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends celebrate her life and her accomplishments. They will cherish the wonderful memories she created.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in Union Grove/Caudle Church with Rev. Zach Williams officiating. Song selections were “Long Black Train,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” Amy Adler sang “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Pallbearers were Marion Billups, Bill Maggard, Kyle Rhodes, Steve Allmon, Glen Adler, and Jack Griffin. Honorary pallbearers were Terry Tilley and Ricky Wallace. Burial was in Thomas Cemetery, Norwood, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.

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