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Fay Eddings

Mar 14th, 1933 - Jul 4th, 2017

Funeral:  2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at First Southern Baptist Church

Visitation:  ​11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at First Southern Baptist Church

Interment:  Iuka Cemetery


     Evelyn Fay Eddings, 84, formerly of Flora, Illinois passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital, Bluegrass Care Navigators, Lexington, Kentucky.

     Fay was born on March 14, 1933 in Iuka, Illinois to Loyd and Annabelle (Cook) Eddings.

     A high school English and Spanish teacher of 34 years, Ms. Eddings was a graduate of Salem Community High School and Southern Illinois University. She taught briefly in Puerto Rico and in the Illinois schools of Windsor, Lincoln, and Clay City. Much of her 24 years at Clay City High School was dedicated to students outside the classroom as an advisor to the school newspaper, yearbook and theater programs. Her First Southern Baptist Church family in Flora was a blessing to her for many years. Fay was an avid reader, sports fan (especially for the St. Louis Cardinals), and gardener with a love of the arts particularly in music and theater.

     Surviving are her sister Juanetta Ruth (Eddings) Middleton (formerly of Salem); nieces/nephews and their spouses David & Susan (Middleton) Pitts (Lancaster, KY), Mark & Donna (Paris) Middleton (Sullivan, IN), and Ellis & Patricia (Middleton) Walker (Wilmore, KY); great-nieces and nephews Nicholas Featherly, Elizabeth (Middleton) Carlton, Clifford Walker, Amanda (Middleton) Boeger, and Jeffrey Walker; great, great nieces Chelsea Featherly and Catalin Boeger; and very dear cousins Maureen (Allmon) Kronemeyer and Cathy (Allmon) Filter.

     Ms. Eddings was preceded in death by her parents, her Aunt Grace (Eddings) Allmon, and her precious dog Chrissy.

     Her funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday, July 8 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Flora with Pastor David Starr officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 11am to 2pm Saturday at the church. Graveside will follow the funeral at Iuka Cemetery.

     Memorials are suggested to Flora Public Library ( and The Humane Society of the United States (

     The family of Evelyn Fay Eddings is being served by Frank & Bright Funeral Home, 500 North Main Street, Flora, IL 62839. Share memories and condolences at


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July 4th

Had Miss Eddings for Spanish, she was one of my favorite teachers. My condolences to all who cared for her.

Pat Burt

July 4th

Miss Eddings’ Spanish class was a highlight in my school day at Clay City High School. Her life was certainly a testament of a gracious, dedicated and kindhearted woman.

Carl and Brenda Bandy

July 4th

So sorry to hear of Faye's passing. She was a delightful Christian woman!! We loved her dearly at First Southern Baptist Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Brenda Evans Kling

July 5th

My condolences to the family. I had Miss Eddings as a teacher and then was honored to have her next door when I returned to teach at Clay City. She had a wonderful sweet spirit and was a great mentor to me. I will always remember her beeming smile and uplifting laugh. Go Cards!

Tom Harris

July 5th

Miss Eddings was one of the best teachers at CCHS. She had a caring heart for every student. Thank You Miss Eddings🌹R. I. P.

Ronda Cochran McElwee

July 6th

RIP Miss Eddings. You were always so good to me and some of my fondest memories were working on the Wolves Howl at your home with Synda and Steve.

Tina McGee

July 7th

I had Miss Eddings for journalism. Buffy and I took pictures and wrote for the school paper. We had so much fun going to her house and developing pictures in her bathroom. She was a wonderful person, who had a great smile, she will be missed.

Fay Eddings

July 7th

I remember this lady well -was my Spanish teacher at Clay City high school. Always a sweet smile. First day we walked into her classroom she taught us a Spanish phrase that at the time I thought I'll never get that. To this day I remember it.

Kent and Debbie Jones

July 6th

Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Anita Lake

July 6th

Fay and I worked together at Clay City High School. I never saw her when she wasn't smiling and friendly to everyone. We enjoyed visiting every chance we got. I will always have special memories of her.

Sharon (Murbarger) David

July 8th

What an awesome lady. Miss Eddings was one of the most favorite teaches I had at CCHS. She was passionate at teaching Spanish and making it interesting. So many wonderful memories. I hope she knows how many kids loved her as a teacher/person. RIP Miss Edding. I will never forget you.

Tina McCormack

July 12th

Fay was a terrific lady. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was always fun to talk to at the library. She will be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.



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