Faye Yvonne Venters Hammond, 71, of Rio Grande, passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2012, at the Mount Carmel West Medical Center in Columbus. Faye was born on June 28, 1941, in Logan County, W.Va., to the Late Mary Morcauchik Venters Leonard and Gerna Charles Venters Sr. She was a graduate of the Holzer School of Nursing. After receiving her Registered Nurse degree, she dedicated 45 years of her life to her patients at the Medical Plaza and Holzer Medical Center.
Faye is survived by her three daughters, Teresa (Jon) Kozan, of Castle Rock, Colo., Robin (Steve) Birney, of Bradenton, Fla., and Lori (Don) Leasure, of Pomeroy; ten grandchildren, James Mckinnis, Christopher McKinnis, Edward Hammond, Alexander Kozan, Sam Kozan, Ben Kozan, Jonathan Bollweg, Abigail Birney, Emily Birney, and Lecia Leasure. She is also survived by her siblings, Ada (Don) Gardner, of West Jefferson, Ohio, Patti (Joe) Frissora, of Columbus, Ohio and Bill Venters of Rodney, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny Venters and Gerna Venters Jr.; her sister, Twila Venter; and her step-father, Arlie Leonard.
A funeral service celebrating Faye’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, in the Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday at the Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com