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Karla “Faye” Geiger

It is with rejoicing that we announce the passing of Karla “Faye” Geiger, better known as Faye, who peacefully left us on October 6, 2023, to be with the Lord. Born on August 20, 1932, Faye spent life as a beacon of love, generosity, and adaptability. Her resilient faith and flexibility were legendary, and her talents and strength were a source of inspiration to all who knew her.

Faye was a devout Christian who lived according to scripture, sharing vital lessons of love, faith, resilience, generosity and adaptability in her witness for Jesus. Her life was a testament of her unwavering faith, setting a rare example of true Christian values, and living according to them at every turn.

Faye’s legacy is characterized by her remarkable influence in the Baptist community. For many years, she was the voice of reason and guidance, effectively keeping the Baptist ministers in her life aligned with their calling. She embraced an adventurous spirit, which served her well since she was destined to move many times in her life; being married to a career Navy officer being stationed in various places over his 22-year career. Moving wasn’t a stranger to her even before marrying, her father was a Baptist minister who served in many churches throughout her childhood.

Upon retiring, Faye and her husband became missionaries serving first in the state of Alaska; then internationally in Aman, Jordan, and Ghana, Africa, and then later returned to the United States to serve as Home Missionaries in the Baptist Association serving the Midwest section from Texas to Canada; in the process also using the Bible to teach English as a second language to Mexican and Russian immigrants. This unique experience enriched her life tremendously and allowed her to touch many more lives in her path as she loved and served God’s people. She was a member of the Cherry Hill Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School superintendent where she kept up with all the church records and was part of the WMU.

Amongst her numerous leisure interest, Faye was a talented pianist, a collector of family pictures and she had a passion for journaling; doing so every day since she was a small child.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Karl Stonewall and Della Faye Clark McClendon; her loving husband, Robert Geiger; brother, Lewis McClendon; sister, Ruth Fite and granddaughter, Alicia Geiger.

She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in law; Grant and Judy Geiger of Yocana, Arkansas, Lewis and Charlotte Geiger of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and John Geiger of Jasper, Georgia; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

We invite all who knew and loved Faye to join us in celebrating her life and legacy at her funeral service on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church with Brother Jerry Taylor presiding. Interment to follow at the Cherry Hill Cemetery. As we come to terms with her loss, let’s remember Faye’s life not as a loss, but as a precious gift that made a profound impact on us all. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home, Mena, Arkansas.

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