She was born August 27, 1927 in Halls, MO, daughter of Beatrice and Robert Matthews.
She married James Matthews July 3, 1945 in Troy, Kansas he precedes her in death.
Ila worked at Green Hills Grocery Store 40 years, and at Anderson Erickson Dairy for 20 years. Ila always had a smile for everyone, she never knew a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. She also loved music and to dance, she was an excellent cook, and enjoyed cooking for her family. She was a former member of the King Hill Baptist Church Baptist.
Ila was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James H. Fauver, two brothers, James and Ronald Matthews, two sisters, Doris Judah, and Patsy Horine, and a granddaughter, Sharee Brant.
Survivors include, three daughters, Sherry Hovey and (Charles "Cowboy" DuBois), Sandie Fauver of St. Joseph, Pam (Daniel) Chavez of Gardner, KS, a son, Rick Fauver of St. Joseph, MO, 8 grandchildren and spouses, Kelly (Paul) Robreau, Shelly (Dennis) Daffron, Kim (Jarred) Strickbine, Rena (Shawn) Collie, Amber (Darin) Muncey, Mark Gomez, Megan (John) Elder, and J.D. Chavez, 17, great grandchildren, 3, great great grandchildren, two brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Matthews, and Harold Matthews, two sisters, Arietta (Jerry) Agee, and Shirley (Larry) Westcott, a special friend, Bob Huffman, several, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am, on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Rev. Albert Shirley officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery . Flowers are appreciated and the family request memorials to the hands of hope hospice. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.