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Faye Kirby Shuler, 67

Faye Kirby Shuler, 67

Faye Kirby Shuler, 67, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at her home after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer.

She was born in Florence County, S.C., daughter of the late Alton Kirby and Sybil McKay Kirby. She and her husband, Ron, lived several years in the Florence and Darlington areas before moving to Hendersonville in January of 1976. She had been a resident of Henderson County for 37 years. While in Darlington, S.C., Faye was director of medical records for Coleman-Aimar Hospital. She enjoyed volunteering her time, finding special meaning in the work she did for a number of years with Trend Mental Health Services where she served in mentoring clients one-on-one. She had been a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church for 36 years

Faye loved her family, and she opened her home graciously and often to friends. She was a passionate student of the arts of hospitality and of gourmet cooking. Faye was also a talented artist and especially enjoyed working with watercolors. As her daughters grew up, she made their home a gathering place that was full of beauty, warmth, traditions, and laughter.

Faye was extremely instrumental in assisting her husband in establishing Shuler Funeral Home in 1998. The chapel of Shuler Funeral Home is named Kirby Memorial Chapel as a tribute to Faye and her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rutledge E. "Ron" Shuler; two daughters, Heather Shuler Stepp and husband, Christopher, of Flat Rock, and Holly Shuler Ollis and husband, Jeffrey, of Greensboro; two grandsons, Samuel Rutledge Stepp and Micah Wade Ollis; three granddaughters, Kirby Nichole Ollis, Celeste Leslea Ollis, and Lilly Margaret Ollis; two sisters, Elizabeth Tart and her husband, Thomas, and Annie Mae Broach and her husband, Ralph; one brother, Alton Kirby, Jr., and wife, Judy, all of Florence, S.C. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Lillie Mae Shuler and sister-in-law, Lynda Shuler Caughman, both of Lexington, S.C., and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her nephew, Christopher Bonham Caughman of Lexington.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Hendersonville First Baptist Church. The Revs. Wally Shamburger and Ryan Pack will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Hendersonville First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave W., Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.