obit: Eula Faye Emerson Shiller - good
Funeral service for Mrs. Eula Faye Emerson Shiller, 78, of Palestine, Texas, will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Smith and the Rev. John Murdoch officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Shiller was born on June 13, 1934, in Douglass, Texas, to the late D. Troy Emerson and Willie Mae Stanaland. She passed away on October 4, 2012, in Tyler.Faye grew up in Alazan and Douglass. She graduated from Dallas Business College and worked as a Kindergarten teacher. She loved all the kids she taught through the years. She married N.W. Shiller on August 20, 1953, and they were married for 59 years before his death in July of 2012.Faye loved to cook, with cornbread dressing being a family favorite. No one ever went away hungry from her table. She was known by family and friends for her good cooking. She enjoyed helping out with her grandchildren, and loved the newborn babies. She also enjoyed going camping and vacationing in Branson, Missouri.
Faye was a member of First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches and Norwood Heights Baptist Church in Palestine, the WMU Women's Ministry and the Ladies Auxiliary with the Douglass VFW. Faye loved to watch professional baseball, the Houston Astros were her favorite team until her son convinced her the Rangers were the better team to watch.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Shiller Maresh of Nacogdoches and Cindy Shiller Land and husband, Phil of Bynum, Texas as well as her son, Alan Shiller and wife, Barbara of Palestine; brother, R.T. Emerson, Sr. of Cushing; grandchildren, Brian Maresh, Matthew Wallace, Mikeayla Wallace, Lauren, Ben, Alex and Grant Shiller.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Willie Mae Emerson, and by two brothers, Gaylon Emerson and James Emerson.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home.To offer condolence or share memories with the family please log onto www.lairdfh.net.Laird Funeral Home.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on October 7, 2012