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Edna Faye Galyean

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Edna Faye Galyean, 78, of Gaylord, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020.

She was born in Betsy Layne, Kentucky, to the late Harlan and Frances (Crumb) Parsons, on January 25, 1942.

Edna was known by most of her friends as “Faye.”  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gaylord.  She spent over 40 years working at Dr. Cousineau’s office helping take care of patients and all the other day to day functions.  In her free time, she would volunteer at Munson Otsego Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  On the weekends she could be found running with her best friend or going to the local garage sales. The most important thing above everything else for Faye was family, and spending time with them during the holidays or even going camping.  The highlight of her days and her pride and joy were her grandchildren.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents and sister Joyce Ann Parsons

She is survived by her husband, Felton; children, Eugene (Marqueta) Galyean, and Melissa (Keith) Rusnell; siblings, Virge (Gilbert) Hahn, Jim Parsons, and Tennie Parsons; and grandchildren, Victoria Rusnell, Ean Rusnell, Sarina Galyean, and Kenzie Galyean.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego Memorial Hospital Auxiliary by mailing the donation to OMHA at 825 N. Center Ave, Gaylord, MI. 49735.

The family will honor her privately at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734

22 comments on “Edna Faye Galyean”

  1. Liz and Glen Griffore

    Dear family, Sorry to hear about Faye, she was such a very kind and loving person, always enjoyed my visits with her at the stores or Dr.Cousineau office. My sympathy to the whole family.

    • The Head family from Atlanta loved our Miss Faye. Always smiling and made you feel like family, so warm and loving ❤ she was!! God Bless You Miss Faye!!

      • Larry and Marian Wescoat

        It’s a very sad day when you lose such a cheerful person. Faye always treated me with kind words and always had something to say. She gave my father and me great care when working for Dr. Cousineau. She was such a pleasure there and when bumping into her at the many garage sales. A very nice Lady… We will miss you, Faye.

        • We are so sorry to hear about Faye. She was such a nice lady. Nelson Funeral Home has Lafayette’s phone number. He would love to hear from you if you need to talk.

          • The Head family from Atlanta loved Miss Faye. She was so friendly, loving and caring. She always made us feel like family when we went to Doctor Cousineau’s office. God bless you, today and always 🙏 ❤

            • Dennis and Kathy Leysen

              So very sorry to hear about Faye. We knew Faye for years through Doc Cousineau. She was awesome, always smiling. I also worked with her many years ago in the ’80s at Burger King. She and I were the older ladies, and we hit it off right away. We worked hard and had lots of fun interacting with the younger workers. Our deepest sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.. she will be missed by many.

              • Cyn Prusakiewicz

                To Faye’s Family,
                I enjoyed my visits with Faye… she and Susie Switalski, our aunt, were great friends… Greeted people with her beautiful smile! 💝 She was a precious gift and friend!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Prayers to all of you…

                • My deepest sympathies to Faye’s husband and family! Faye was a wonderful and loving woman with a beautiful smile. She will be sadly missed. In my thoughts and prayers 🙏. R.I.P. Faye… God bless

                  • Sister Faye, You left way too soon, Virgie, and I didn’t get to come and surprise you with another visit. You never missed a birthday, wouldn’t let us open our presents until our birthday! Got mad if it was a “gift card” instead of a wrapped gift. You loved holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter.
                    You would bring food all the way down to Mommy’s house from yours for the holidays. Cause you baked and wrapped for weeks before the holidays.
                    I can’t imagine how I will get thru a Sunday without your phone call asking ME how I am, I will love and miss you every day in my heart Faye. You left too soon I know one thing your Holidays are going to be awesome up there. Cause NOW almost all the good ones have arrived up there!!!
                    Love Sister Tennie

                    • Sue and Tom Bennett

                      Sorry to hear about Faye. We moved into Nottingham’s trailer park in 1979 and Faye was my first friend here. My daughter Jodi and Melissa were close in age and played together. Faye was always sweet to everyone. She will be missed!

                      • I have known Faye and Felton for several decades. Faye was a regular at church and was always kind and considerate. She will be missed by all.

                        • I’m so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. Faye was always so friendly and I enjoyed talking with her, she had an infectious smile and laugh; she could brighten anyone’s day! Will miss her. Keeping your family in my prayers.

                          • Doug and Connie Squires

                            So sorry to hear about Faye. She was such a friendly person with a big smile. Just saw her not too long ago and we had a nice visit. Prayers go out to the whole family. 🙏

                            • Jerry and Pat Moran

                              Felton and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. Faye was joyful person and always filled with laughter and sharing about all of you as you camped and when she volunteered at OMH. We volunteers will miss her. Fondly, Jerry and Pat Moran

                              • I had the privilege of knowing Fay for many years at Dr. Cousineau’s office. She was always smiling and happy to see the patients! She always had a way to make patients relax, even the little ones! Fay, you will be missed by all that knew you Rest in peace, my friend!

                                Felton, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know she is up in Heaven watching down upon us!

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                              • I was so sad to see this. I loved running in to her at garage sales. Trading tips on the best ones to hit that day. Marlene and I lost our garage sale buddies this year, things will never be quite the same. Thoughts and prayers.

                                • Sally Brown Avery

                                  I am so sad to hear of Faye’s passing. Her always had a smile and a kind words to share with anyone she met. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

                                  • Pappy, Melissa, and Eugene, and the rest of Faye’s family. We are so sorry to hear of Faye’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. Always had a big smile and a kind word. She will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

                                    Ernie and Jackie Wcisel

                                    • Dr. Don & Marlene Cousineau

                                      Felton, Gene, Melissa, and families-
                                      There are no words to describe how saddened we were to hear of Faye’s passing. She was absolutely a wonderful person and it truly broke our heartS to get the phone call. We worked together for many, many years and she was always so kind and respectful to others. She always had a big beautiful smile.
                                      She was so funny and we were always laughing! She always talked lovingly about her family and loved to shop for gifts for them year around. She especially enjoyed buying for her Mom and her grandkids. Faye was such a special friend. We will dearly miss her. After she retired we often saw her shopping in the stores and she would always call out to us, come over, and hug and visit with us, with her sweet smile. We will miss that! God Bless you all! We’re just a phone call away if you need anything.
                                      Love and Prayers, Dr. Don and Marlene Cousineau

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                                    • I’m in shock. Firstly, I send our Condolences to the Family. My Husband knew Pappy for 31 or 32 years. He always loved to chit-chat with him. As for me, I will never forget Faye and how Wonderful of a person she was. The Hugs, the smiles, her telling me about their trips to see her Mom. I can’t breath I’ve been crying since reading this Sad News. The World has lost another Beautiful, Loving, kind, Lady. We’ll miss you Faye, I’ll never forget that kind soul you had for everyone.
                                      RIP. Our dear Friend.
                                      Prayers, Hugs, and Love go out to the Family.
                                      You all had the Best of the Best.

                                      Jan and Dean Cook

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                                    • Melissa and family, I’m utterly heartbroken over this news and can’t begin to imagine how this has affected you all. Faye was such a neat lady and one of our favorite volleyball and childhood moms! I remember the days when Faye and my mother Grace (Linda) would walk for miles up and down the rolling hills on Morgan Rd, always bringing garden tomatoes over, and I can still hear Faye’s soft southern accent to this day calling for Melissa from 5 acres away when we all played outside late during the summers – “Melis….come on home now”. My family’s memories of Mrs. Faye will never be forgotten. Many thoughts and prayers to the Galyeans during this time.

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