Faynell (Gilmore) Utter

September 14, 1930 - October 30, 2019
Faynell (Gilmore) Utter

Faynell (Gilmore) Utter, 89, of Fork Ridge, Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at her home.

Faynell was born September 14, 1930, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Frank and Sylvia (Dawson) Gilmore. She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. She owned dairy farms at one time, and loved gardening, flowers and animals.

In addition to her parents, Faynell was preceded in death by two sons, Carlton Leo Smith and William Lee Smith; four sisters, Helen, Donna Jean, Jeanette and Violet; three brothers, Billy, Russ and Richard; a granddaughter, Nicole Smith; and a great-grandchild.

Faynell is survived by her husband of 57 years, Vincent Clark Utter; a daughter, Helena (Denver) Thomas of Sevierville, TN; a sister, Betty Moneypenny; a brother, Frank Gilmore; seven grandchildren, Tina (Todd) Watson, Shelly Cato, Staci (Jason) Quillen, Jenny Thomas, Carlton “C.J.” Smith, Barry (Shari) Kincaid, and Wendy (Paul) Holstine; 19 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at carechapel.com.


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  • October 31, 2019
    Sandy Elton says:
    My memories of my Aunt Fay are countless and bring a smile to my face most of the time. Today there are tears. Love and comfort to all who loved her. Sandy Palmer-Elton

  • October 31, 2019
    Jeffrey Quebedeaux says:
    My condolences to the family

  • November 01, 2019
    Richard and Linda Blouir says:
    So sorry for your loss. Such a funny, sweet lady. Certain to be missed. Love and prayers!

  • November 02, 2019
    Sherry Coats-Gilmore says:
    I will miss your ornery laugh. You will be missed and so many memories...

  • November 02, 2019
    RuthAnna Parsons says:
    Tina, sorry for your lose.