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Faunda Marie Dreyer

Faunda Marie Dreyer

Faunda Marie Dreyer, age 95, passed-away peacefully at home on October 31, 2020 with her daughter at her side. She was born to the late Lloyd and Geraldine Viar in Adams County, Illinois.

Faunda met her husband, Elmer at a dance in Camp Point, Illinois and married in 1958. They lived in Quincy in Evergreen Terrace, a neighborhood they developed. They moved to Lake Ozark, Missouri; then to Branson, Missouri where they built the country music show Ozark Mountain Hayride. From there they moved to Pigeon Forge, TN in 1984 and built the Smoky Mountain Jubilee. Faunda was the meticulous bookkeeper, and always said, "I can't carry a tune." Faunda was loved by many and will be sincerely missed.

Survivors include daughter, Gayla Marshall; granddaughter and her husband, Nikky and Derek Knutson; great granddaughter, Haven Knutson; along with nieces and nephews. The family also wishes to express sincere gratefulness to caretaker Daniel Hartsock for his loving care of Faunda throughout the last years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; her parents; brothers Ed and Farris Viar; sisters Shirley Richardson and Mae Bowen; sisters-in-law Rita and Dorothy Viar and brother-in-law Bob Richardson.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Quincy conducted by Rev. Tom Donovan.
There will be no visitation, but family and friends are invited to the graveside services.

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From:
Mary (Mahair) Fuller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I lived by Elmer and Faunda as a child. They were kind and gracious people to all of the neighborhood kids. Rest in Peace
From:
Todd Musolino
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Gayla I’m so sorry for your loss of your mother Fonda we were neighbors when you were a young girl we lived across 12th st which is where I have lived for the last 20 years I will be out of town Wednesday until late afternoon otherwise I would love to be there you and your family. I last saw your parents several years ago I was managing the 24th st County Market I always got a kick out of them both they were always happy people and that made everyone around them happy. Again condolences to you and your family.
Todd Musolino
From:
Nancy & Tom Friye
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our house was the 4th house Elmer built on Gayla Dr in Evergreen Terrace (Shoemakers, Kiefers, then us. Kunz’s & Friyes are still hanging in here. ). Elmer & Faunda were so nice & helpful to us as newlyweds. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Gayla & your family.