Mrs. Faye Golden Enslen, 95, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 at home with family by her side.
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She was born on April 29, 1924 in Hannibal Mo. the daughter of Rev. John W. Golden (“The Old Ridge Runner”) and Fay Sullivan Golden. She was married on November 7, 1963 in Kahoka, Mo. to Robert Gene Enslen with her brother, Rev. Richard S. Golden, presiding.
Faye was a 1942 graduate of Hannibal High School. She received her bachelors degree in education from Culver Stockton College and did graduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She began her 40-year teaching career with Hannibal Public Schools and then taught in the Jefferson City Public Schools before taking time off to raise her children. She finished her career with over 20 years at St. Stanislaus Catholic School.
Aside from her teaching career, Faye was active in the communities in which she lived. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Missouri Service Organization for Young Women, Grand Cross of Color and Order of the Eastern Star.
Faye was the foundation that her children built their lives around. She was a room mother when her children were young and chaperoned many Jay Band trips in later years. They had many adventures traveling all 50 states and even ventured into Mexico and Canada; Walt Disney World was a favorite destination. Faye was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed sewing, embroidery and collecting.
Survivors include: her children, Gene Enslen of Jefferson City and Bobbi Enslen of Jefferson City; her furry companion, Snuggles; and many extended relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 28, 1997 and her brother on February 18, 1985.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 pm Saturday, March 7, 2020 at First Christian Church with a memorial service following at 2:00 pm with the Reverend Beau Underwood officiating. A private family graveside service will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church, Jefferson City.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.