She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Wilson G. Harper, her father Wayne C. Handwerk, and her mother, Dorothy A. Handwerk.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, The Rev. Larry Handwerk (Vicki); her children, Heidi Harper Christopher, Thomas Harper (Marisa), Rebecca Harper Randolph (Chad) and Catherine Harper Deml (Jorey); and her grandchildren, Matthew Christopher, Haley Harper, Jack Harper, Jake Randolph, Ella Randolph, and Mason Deml.
Faye graduated from Virginia Intermont as a registered nurse and met the love of her life, Wilson, at WVU while pursuing her bachelor’s degree, which she proudly completed later in life at Radford University. Always the caregiver, she worked in cardiac nursing at Montgomery Regional Hospital and at the Cardiac Therapy and Intervention Center at Virginia Tech. She enjoyed the change of pace that being a school nurse brought at the end of her career.
Faye cherished spending time with her family especially in Hilton Head, SC, where she and Wilson watched their children and grandchildren grow up.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Blacksburg Country Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association orto the the Montgomery County Christmas Store. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.