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Entered into rest on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Marcus Eugene Hasse.

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, Helen Faye Hasse (nee Dyer), loving widow of the late Marcus E. Hasse, and devoted mother of three children, passed from this life to the next, shortly after Noon, with her daughter by her side.  Helen was 92 years of age, born on June 24, 1930, in Slagle, Louisiana to Lonnie and Myrtle Dyer.

When Helen was just 6 months old, her family relocated to Beaumont, Texas.  It was there that she would grow up, during the Great Depression, with her brother Woody, and sisters Evelyn, Hazel, Flois and Lois.  Lois would pass away at the young age of 18 months due to having pneumonia.  Faye never complained about the hardships of growing up in those challenging times.  She often said, “you do what you have to do,” and “you’re as happy as you want to be.”

Helen would soon be known by her middle name, “Faye,” due to her first-grade teacher preferring it.  From then on, she was “Faye” to all who knew her.  A fun-loving teen, she had numerous friends at Beaumont High School (Beaumont, Texas).  She kept them laughing and happy, a gift that she would share with everyone she met over the course of her lifetime.  Her smile was gorgeous and lit up every room, giving the Sun a run for its money.  Her moral support for those she loved, whether family or friend, could move mountains.  She was always at the ready when anyone needed help, an encouraging word, a hot homemade meal, or help finishing a project.

Faye possessed many talents, including that of gifted seamstress, excellent cook, avid gardener with an incredible green thumb, wonderful hostess–even to unexpected guests, and was a very talented licensed cosmetologist.  She attended Beauty School when her children were very young, and after earning her license, opened her own salon in South St. Louis County, near Jefferson Barracks Park.  She would own and operate “Kingston Coiffures” for approximately 3 years, when she moved the salon to her home.  Faye felt it was important to be with her family, especially in the evenings.  She had many loyal customers who continued to patronize her in-home salon.  Many became life-long friends to whom she loved to provide large urns of coffee, fresh baked goods and trays of her homemade Christmas cookies while they took turns waiting to have their hair styled.

Faye graduated from Beaumont High School in 1949, and two years later met Marc Hasse, fell in love and got married on Christmas Eve, 1951.  He was in the U.S. Army, and it was the only time he was allowed leave.

They would ultimately settle in Marc’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, where they raised their three children, Clinton, Curtis and Sandra, along with several family dogs, a few cats along the way and a couple of turtles!

Faye, through her marriage to Marc, gained a sister-in-law, named “Lois,” as fate would have it.  They would become life-long friends, too.

Faye and Marc did most things together, traveled every year with their children, owned and managed not only the salon, but income property as well.  Faye also became a much-loved lecturer for Weight Watchers Corporation for many years during the 1970s.  She was a docent at the Missouri Botanical Garden during the 1980s and 1990s.  She loved plants, both indoor and outdoor, and especially tropical plants, for which the Missouri Botanical Garden is known.

Faye’s love of sewing produced many beautiful creations.  She made delicious jams and preserves from home grown fruits, cultivated many indoor and outdoor plants, flowers and flowering shrubs.

Even with her intentionally active life, Faye always put her family first, completely involved in her children’s lives and as Marc’s constant companion.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, Myrtle and Lonnie Dyer, her brother Woodrow Dyer and his spouse, Jackie, their son Joseph R. Dyer, her sister Evelyn Bartlett and her late spouses Robert White, and Harold Bartlett, her sister Hazel Aldred and spouse Fred, their sons Thomas and Roger, her sister Flois Bowden and spouse Roland, her sister Lois Dyer and her niece, Valerie Simpson, daughter of her sister-in-law Lois Swezey.

Faye is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marcus “Marc” Hasse.

Faye is survived by her three children, Clinton (Rena) Hasse, Curtis Hasse and Sandra (Michael) Korneffel, as well as her three grandchildren, Elliot Hasse, Irene Hasse and Audrey (Andrea)Hasting, along with her sister-in-law Lois Swezey, and many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.  She is also survived by her adoring Standard Poodles, Alex and Nicky, who kept vigil over her in her last days and hours.

Faye had a deep and quiet faith, always reminding us to “turn it over to God” when problems seemed insurmountable.  Today, we follow her faith-filled advice as we sorrowfully learn to live without her in this life and await our reunion with her in the next.  May the Lord keep her until that joyous day.

Funeral at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Friday, December 23 at 12 Noon. Interment J.B. National Cemetery.

Visitation Thursday, December 22, 12:00 – 3:00  PM