Friday, Mar 05, 2021
October 18, 1927 - March 01, 2021
Faye Anita (Callahan) Krebs of Haskell, age 93, of Haskell, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021. She was born Oct. 18, 1927 to James Helmer Callahan and Hollan Thelma (Raper) Callahan. Faye was preceded in death first by her son, Gerald “Jerry” Krebs, and later her husband, James “Ed” Krebs. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Callahan of Haskell, and sister, Thelma Anderson of Little Rock. She is survived by one son, James M. “Mike” Krebs (Sandy) of Haskell, one sister, Juanita Parsons of Benton, four grand-children, ten great-grand-children, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Faye and Ed married in 1946 and built their life together in Haskell, where they raised Jerry and Mike. She had a strong work ethic and held several jobs over the years, including working as crew leader at Curtis Mathis, clerking at Gibson’s department store, and working in the canteen at Benton Services Center. Never content to sit still for long, she later worked as part-time janitorial staff at Harmony Grove High School and volunteered as a poll-worker in countless elections.
Faye found joy in every area of life. She loved her family and friends dearly. She loved to travel. She was a passionate supporter of the Harmony Grove High School band and athletic programs. For many years in her retirement, one could scarcely attend a high school basketball game without first buying a ticket from “Mrs. Faye”.
Faye was a lifelong member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, where she also enjoyed singing in the choir. On any given Sunday, health permitting, she would be found at Mt. Harmony on the left side of the back row of the right-hand aisle. If an unknowing guest arrived earlier and sat there first, that was fine. She would sit one pew up and the guest would leave that day with a new friend named Faye.
Faye’s family would also like to express their sincerest gratitude to Gina Valentine for providing in-home care for Faye and peace of mind to our family for many years.
Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 5 at Ashby Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. Bro. Robbie Horne, Bro. John Bagby and Bro. Allan Eakin will be officiating.