Moore-Few Care Center Activity Fund
Roscoe Christian Church
Helen Faye Shutt was born in Sherwin Junction, Kansas. to Charles W. Shutt and Georgianna Phillips
Shutt on February 2, 1919. Less than one month short of her 104th birthday, she went to her long-
awaited home, Heaven, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Missouri. She was one of six children. "They
lived mostly on farms and attended country schools. She graduated from the 8th Grade in the Cherokee
County Schools. Besides helping on the farm, she loved to cook, and later went into Columbus, Kansas,
to work helping a woman with housework and the children. She later moved to Independence, Missouri,
where she went to work cooking in a restaurant. It was there that she met Paul Downs Palmer, and they
were married on November 29, 1941. To this union, were born three children: Paul Douglas, Charles
Samuel, and Virginia Lee.
Her husband was drafted into WWII and served three years in Southeast Asia and India. Following the
war, the family moved to the Kansas City area where they both worked, and the children attended
Grandview schools. In 1959 the family bought a farm on the Cedar/Vernon County line, and all three
children graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. The family was active in the Schell City
Christian Church, and later the Pape Christian Church, and served as leaders in 4-H. Faye worked as a
waitress and cook for many years at the Spring House and Cedar Inn restaurants. She was known to
always be busy--sewing, quilting, and crocheting. After retirement, they moved to El Dorado Springs.
They were active in the American Legion, and Faye received a plaque for her many years of active
participation in the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Roscoe Christian and
faithfully attended as long as her health allowed.
Her husband passed away after 63 years of marriage on January 20, 2005. She was also preceded in
death by two brothers and two sisters and her son, Charles Samuel, on November 30, 2020, at the age of
72, in Rawlins, Wyoming. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Navy on the aircraft
carrier, Coral Sea. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ralph Huegel, Tonkawa,
She is survived by her oldest son, Paul Douglas and his wife, Dorothy, Schell City, Missouri; her
daughter, Virginia Lee Huegel, Tonkawa, Oklahoma; and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Palmer, Rawlins,
Wyoming; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; several great great-grandchildren; one
brother, William C. Shutt, Belton, Missouri; as well as special nieces and nephews, many friends, and
After a fall and broken shoulder, just three months short of her 99th birthday, she resided at Moore-Few
Care Center, Nevada, Missouri, where she amazed people on how active she was at 103. She attended
every activity, did jigsaw puzzles, read books, participated in crafts, and played noodle ball, dominoes,
bingo or whatever other activity was going on.
Services will be held at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, EI Dorado Springs on
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, with family visitation beginning at 1 :00 p.m. and the service at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery, Schell City, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Roscoe Christian Church or Moore-Few Care Center
Activity Fund in care of the funeral home.