Reana Fay Wayne, age 90, of Swansboro, NC (formerly of Romney), passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at The Cottages of Swansboro in North Carolina.
Born Christmas Day, 1928 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, she was the only child of the late Percival A. and Evelyn M. (Preece) Godbold. Besides her parents, Fay is preceded in death by her husband of 60+ years, Albert W. Wayne (d. 2015).
Fay is survived by (2) sons, Michael Wayne and wife Darris of Wichita, Kansas and Gordon Wayne and wife Beth of Hubert, South Carolina; (8) grandchildren, Jason, Jamin, Jarrett, and Justin Wayne all of Wichita, Kansas, Amanda Marracinni and Adam Wayne of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Elyssa Joy of Hubert, North Carolina; and (10) great-grandchildren, Kyla Rae, Rylee, Raven, Daylee, Jace, Asher, and Asa Wayne all of Kansas, and Morgan and Madison Marracinni and Hunter Wayne of North Carolina.
Fay met and married Albert in Brisbane when he was stationed there at the US Naval Base during World War II. After returning to the states, she worked for the National Geographic Society in Washington for several years. She then went to work for the US Department of Agriculture Extension Service in DC as an accounting technician and retired from there after 22 years of service.
Fay was a member of the Romney First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Romney GFWC, American Legion Post 1101 Auxiliary, and the Hampshire Health Center Auxiliary. She enjoyed writing poetry, painting, cross word puzzles, and reading. Fay will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 11-12 Noon at the Romney First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon with Pastor Mark James and Rev. Dr. Roy Knight officiating. Interment will be at Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to help benefit children in need can be made to: WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind ~ 301 East Main St. ~ Romney, WV 26757
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511