Obituary of Helen Faye Mielke

Helen Faye Mielke, age 63, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

She was born June 2, 1958, in Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, the daughter of Chester Eugene Crim and Judy Bass Crim.

Faye married Michael E. Mielke on August 8, 2009, in Ft. Scott.

Faye had worked in customer service at both Digital Lighthouse and Cigna.

She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, going to rummage sales and auctions and playing cards.

She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle in Pittsburg, Kansas and had recently been attending Open Door Mission Church in Arcadia, Kansas.


Survivors include her husband, Mike, of the home,  two sons, Steven Bailey (Kaytie), of Ft. Scott and Jerry Bailey (April), of Branson, Missouri and two daughters, Suzie Haffer, Orange Beach, Alabama and Hillary Henson, of Osawatomie, Kansas; a step-daughter, Deserie Salazar of Chicago, Illinois, several grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  Also surviving are her step-mother, Mary Crim of Holden, Missouri, a brother, Kelly Crim of Holden, Missouri, two sisters, Gail Crim, Olathe, Kansas, and Linda Sieg, of Leavenworth, Kansas and a step-sister, Debbie Wiely and a step-brother, Louis Wiely both of Leavenworth.

She was preceded in death by her father.


There was cremation.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 11th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Faye Mielke Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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