Mrs. A. Faye (Ramsey) Bauer Reams, 76, of Belington, departed this life Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Sheila and Greg Sipe. She had been in declining health for the past several months.
She was born Aug. 29, 1937, at Belington, a daughter of the late William Jefferson and Oleta Beryl (Digman) Ramsey.
She was twice married, first to Frank X. Bauer, and then to John E. Reams, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Sheila Jean Sipe and husband, Greg, of Johnstown Road, Belington; three sons, Ronald W. Bauer and wife, Brenda Lea, of Mt. Liberty, John William Bauer of Mt. Liberty and Timothy Marc Bauer of Richmond, Va.; and three siblings, Jean Ketchem and Charles "Hack" Ramsey both of Belington and Ronald Blaine "Pee Wee" Ramsey and wife, Diane, of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michael Shane Bauer, Ashley Nichole Bauer and Natosha Le-Shae Sipe; three great-grandchildren, Dalton Wayne Shifflett, Kaitlyn Faith Shifflett and Kylea Nichole Shifflett; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Lynn Bauer; and two brothers, John and Floyd Ramsey.
Mrs. Reams attended the Shockey School near Belington and retired in 2011 from Midtown Motel as a manager after 26 years of service. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 410, and Daughters of the American Revolution James Barbour Chapter. She had formerly worked for Edith Cakes, and earlier in her years, she was co-owner of two bakeries, one located in Belington and one located in Philippi. She was a Baptist by faith. Faye was an avid QVC shopper and collected the Joan River's Bee collection; she enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with all of them together. The family would like to send out a special thank you to Michael A. Stewart, medical director for radiation and oncology and staff at the UHC while Faye was receiving treatment for all of their help and compassion the family received.
Per Faye's request, a private family visitation will be conducted at Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington from 6-8 p.m. today. At 8 p.m., from the funeral home chapel, there will be a eulogy delivered by Pastor Downing Gregory. At the request of the deceased, Mrs. Reams will be cremated, and interment will be in the Lambert Chapel Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Wings of Hope. Make checks payable to United Health Foundation, Attn: Debbie Johnson, 327 Medical Park Dr., Clarksburg, WV 26330 and place Wings of Hope in the memo of the check. Condolences can be made to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Alice Faye (Ramsey) Bauer Reams.