HAIGLER -- Fay Lenoia McVey, 84, died Saturday (May 17, 2003) at Heritage of Wauneta in Wauneta.
She was born Sept. 17, 1918, at Talmage, to Hartly and Cornelia (Meyers) Bryan, and was a graduate of Nebraska City High School. She attended Peru State Teacher's College where she received her teaching degree, and taught elementary grades in the Nebraska City vicinity, including Baker's School, for several years. She moved to the Haigler area and continued teaching throughout the early 1940's.
On July 4, 1945, she married W. Wayne McVey and two children were born to this union. The family lived in the village of Haigler until 1954, when they moved to the ranch north of town. In May of 1981, she suffered a major stroke leaving her with many daily challenges. Her mobility and speech were greatly affected. She entered the Renotta Nursing Home in Wray, Colo., and resided there for five years. At that time, she and her husband decided it was time for her to come back home, and for the next ten years she remained at home. In January 1997, she had another health setback and moved to Heritage of Wauneta, where she resided until her death.
She was a member of the Haigler United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Sandhills Butterflies Extension Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hartly and Nellie Bryan; her husband, Wayne McVey; son, Bill McVey; sister, Margaret and her husband, Vernon Clark; brother, Harold Bryan; brothers and sisters-in-law, including Ray and L. Heather "Pat" McVey, E. Lyle McVey, Dr. J.P. and Elizabeth "Betty" Tollman, Dr. G. Wilber and Mildred McVey, Dr. Francis Bean, Dr. Bill Johnson, and Harold Kiever.
Survivors include her son, Mark McVey and wife, Karen of Haigler; sisters-in-law, Berna Bryan of Longmont, Colo., Frances McVey Bean of Tucson, Ariz., and Arlene McVey Kiever of Redmond, Ore.; and three grandsons.
Funeral services will be Thursday, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Haigler with the Rev. Terry Douglas officiating. Interment will follow services at the Haigler Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. (MDT) at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.