Elda M. Faught , 101, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021. She was born on February 24, 1919 in Wild Cherry, Arkansas to John and Ora (Anderson) Porterfield. She married Virgil Faught on September 14,1935. Together, they had three children and 65 years of love and faithfulness to one another and to the Lord they served together.
Elda's faith in God and her love for Him shone brightly to all who knew her. She was the last remaining charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Olathe, KS. One cannot recount the history of Faith Baptist Church without including Mrs. Elda Faught. She loved Faith Baptist Church, and was ever faithful and
involved in ministry. She was the first LTR (K-1) teacher for Faith Baptist School, and she was also the organizer and editor of Faith Baptist Church's "famous" 1974 cookbook where she chronicled the history of FBC. She was known as Mimi by her family and Grandma Faught by many in the church "adopted" by her. She was a beautiful godly woman who is perhaps best known for being a woman of prayer, a true prayer warrior who sought the face of God on behalf of her loved ones. We will never know of all the blessings and protection that have come because of her faithfulness to the Lord in prayer.
Elda is survived by her grandchildren, Chris (Angela) Faught, Jerrianne (Randy) Crawford, Mendy (Jeff) Crawford, Teresa (Mitch) Baltz, Dana (Bill) Vavricek, Calista (Tracy) Patterson, and Crystal Sharp; 17 Great-Grandchildren, and 32 Great-Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Faught; children, Jerlene Blue, Ronald Faught, and Ronnie Faught; and 1 granddaughter, Sherry Hurst.
The family will receive guests for a visitation from 12:00-1:00pm on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church in Olathe, with the funeral following at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas.
The family requests that contributions in Elda’s memory be made to Faith Baptist Church, Olathe, KS.