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Richard A. Faimon

Wednesday, December 26, 2001

MCDONALD, Kan. ? Richard Albert Faimon, 90, died Saturday (Dec. 22, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born Sept. 1, 1911, on a farm south of Stratton, to Joseph F. and Mary C. (Kopriva) Faimon. He grew up on the farm south of Stratton except for a brief period when his family lived in Auburn, Kan. He attended school to his freshman year of high school when he quit school to help with fall harvest. On Nov. 16, 1938, he married Alice Marie Cohoj of Stratton at St. John?s Catholic Church near Beardsley, Kan. They moved to a farm near McDonald shortly after they were married. He farmed for 74 years. He had moved to the Good Samaritan Center earlier this year. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ben, Ed, Joe, John and Stanley; and his sisters, Anna, Antoinette, Helen, Martha and Mary. Survivors include his wife, Alice; his daughters, Marlene of McDonald, and Michelle and husband, Robbin of McDonald; his sons, Gabriel and wife, Nancy of Auburn, Kan., Gary and wife, Jan of Perry, Kan., and Adrian and wife, Michelle of Lee?s Summit, Mo.; his sister, Lillian of Atwood; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church at rural Atwood with the Rev. Beryl Gibson officiating. Graveside services will follow at St. John?s Cemetery. A parish vigil and Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited tonight, 7 p.m., at the church. Visitation is tonight until 5 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Atwood, and after 6 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be given in his name to St. John?s Catholic Church, and may be left at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.