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Faye (Weidner) Callahan

June 26, 1941 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 80)


Faye Callahan, 80, passed away peacefully June 17, 2022, at her home in Salina, Kansas.

Faye- beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was born in Fairfax, South Dakota in 1941 to Fred and Audrey (Baumeister) Weidner.  She graduated high school in Butte, Nebraska and when on to study at Wayne State College.  After college, Faye worked for the assessor’s office in O’Neill, Nebraska.

In 1965, Faye married Gene Callahan from Greeley, Nebraska.  Faye and Gene moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and returned to Greeley, Nebraska in 1969 to take over Gene’s father’s store in Greeley.  Faye worked tirelessly raising fiveslightly mischievous but ultimately well-intentioned children, while working alongside Gene to manage thebusiness and volunteering time at school and church events.   She was an incredibly selfless and resilient woman, never asking for recognition yetgivingso much to her family and community.  Anyone that knew Faye knew she did not like anyone making a big fuss over her.  Instead, she was always doing little things to make life special for others such as sending handwritten letters, making herfamous peanut butter bars, and spoiling her seven grandchildren who were by far her greatest joy.  She loved listening to their stories and watching them grow up.

Faye is survived by fivechildren, her son-in-law and daughters-in-law, Charles and Stacey Callahan of Phoenix, AZ; Lisa Callahan of Chattanooga, TN; Steve and Shellee Callahan of Salina, KS; Eric and McKenzie Callahan of Manhattan, KS; and Jenny and Ralph Thompson of Chattanooga, TN; seven grandchildren, Jack, Mike, Kate, Nate, Ryne, Tucker and Parker,one sister Elaine Young,one brother Art Weidner, and many nieces and nephews.  

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene, and her brothers Vernon and Marvin.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. June 22, at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Greeley, Nebraska.  A luncheon will be held at the Sacred Heart Church Basement following the service.The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to the Greeley Care Home at 201 E O’Connor Ave, Greeley, Nebraska 68842.

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Graveside Service
June 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Cemetery
US-281 & 809th Rd
Greeley, NE 68842


Greeley Care Home
201 E O’Connor Ave, Greeley NE 68842

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