Elizabeth Fay

Elizabeth Fey, 99, of Scranton, passed away Sept. 15 at Accura Healthcare in Carroll.

Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton, with Pastor Marv Norlien officiating.

Music for the service was by Mike and Sue Moore.

Casket bearers were Doug Carman, Don Labate, Mike Kotts, Cliff McFarland, Mark O’Leary and Frank O’Tool.  

Burial was in the Scranton Twp. Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Elizabeth was born May 29, 1920, to Lloyd and Nellie Barnes Eason on her parents’ farm north of Scranton.

She attended country school through the eighth grade and then Scranton Consolidated School, graduating with the class of 1937. 

She continued living with her parents until June 8, 1940, when she married Robert (Bob) Fey, and the couple then made their home on the Fey farm west of Scranton.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent cook, which came in handy when it came time to feed hungry harvest crews. 

Some of her and Bob’s favorite things to do were raising and riding horses and traveling to various destinations. Some favorites included traveling around Lake Michigan, visiting family in California, and spending many summer vacations near Estes Park, Colo., hiking mountain trails and just enjoying God’s creation.

They spent 28 winters in Phoenix, where they hiked mountain and desert trails and enjoyed occasional picnics with friends and family.

Elizabeth was a former member of the Scranton Friend’s Church, where she worshipped and taught Sunday school for many years. She and Bob later attended Pleasant Ridge Community Church for a time until it became too difficult for them to leave the house.

She considered having family close by a blessing, especially the frequent visits from the grandkids as they grew up. She and Bob liked to pepper them with lots of questions when they would visit.

Her deep, quiet faith in the Lord was evident to those who knew her. She looked to Scripture and prayer each day, which brought her peace and joy.

She was an avid reader and had quite a collection of books. She especially enjoyed such authors as Vance Havner, Amy Carmichael, A.W. Tozer and Billy Graham.

The last six years of her life were spent in the nursing home, the first six weeks with Bob before he passed away. This was understandably a difficult transition for them in many ways. 

She appreciated the visitors that came to her room, usually offering them candy. She never wanted anyone to go away feeling sad.

She is survived by her son Stephen and wife Debra, of Scranton; three grandchildren: Wendy Riedell and husband Adam, of Nevada; Marcus Fey and wife Kanyapon, of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand; and Loralee Jiles and husband Andrew, of Ames; great-grandchildren Ashton and Jakob Riedell, and Tyler and James Fey. Also nephews Perry Eason, of Carroll; Phillip Eason and wife Laurie, of Bellevue, Neb.; and niece Polly Eason, of Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents Lloyd and Nellie Eason; brother Paul Eason and his wife Patricia; and a sister, Paulene; one brother, Ralph, who died in infancy; and a niece, Pamela Eason.

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