Faye Kirby Shuler thumbnail

Faye Shuler

October 12, 1945 - March 12, 2013

Faye Kirby Shuler, 67, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her home after a courageous sixteen-month battle with cancer.

She was born in Florence County, SC, daughter of the late Alton Kirby and Sybil McKay Kirby. She and her husband, Ron, lived several years in the Florence and Darlington areas before moving to Hendersonville in January of 1976; she had been a resident of Henderson County for 37 years. While in Darlington, SC, Faye was Director of Medical Records for Coleman-Aimar Hospital. She enjoyed volunteering her time, finding special meaning in the work she did for a number of years with Trend Mental Health Services where she served in mentoring clients one-on-one. She had been a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church for 36 years

Faye loved her family, and she opened her home graciously and often to friends. She was a passionate student of the arts of hospitality and of gourmet cooking. Faye was also a talented artist and especially enjoyed working with watercolors. As her daughters grew up, she made their home a gathering place that was full of beauty, warmth, traditions, and laughter.

Faye was extremely instrumental in assisting her husband in establishing Shuler Funeral Home in 1998. The chapel of Shuler Funeral Home is named Kirby Memorial Chapel as a tribute to Faye and her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Rutledge E. ìRonî Shuler; two daughters, Heather Shuler Stepp and husband, Christopher, of Flat Rock, and Holly Shuler Ollis and husband, Jeffrey, of Greensboro; two grandsons, Samuel Rutledge Stepp and Micah Wade Ollis; three granddaughters, Kirby Nichole Ollis, Celeste Leslea Ollis, and Lilly Margaret Ollis; two sisters, Elizabeth Tart and her husband, Thomas, and Annie Mae Broach and her husband, Ralph; one brother, Alton Kirby, Jr., and wife, Judy, all of Florence, S.C. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Lillie Mae Shuler and sister-in-law, Lynda Shuler Caughman, both of Lexington, SC, and by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Hendersonville First Baptist Church. The Reverends Wally Shamburger and Ryan Pack will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 ñ 8 PM Friday, March 15, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Hendersonville First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave W., Hendersonville, NC 28739.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm


First Baptist Church of Hendersonville

312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013


Oakdale Cemetery

Hwy 64W
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

What our families say...

“From the initial meeting and throughout our different times the attentiveness was nothing but outstanding.”


A Session ID is required to purchase jewelry with your loved one's fingerprint, click here to continue. If you do not have an ID, click here to contact us to get your Session ID.