Welcome Newest Members,

Fayette & Andy Stewart

Fayette is an Illinois native, although her parents moved to Shannon County, Missouri when she was five.   They owned a country grocery store and built and operated charcoal kilns.  She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, then began teaching Junior High math and Business classes in Winona.  She has also been a teacher in a small Catholic school, but has emphasized being a mother and home-maker over a career outside the home.  She was very active in United Methodist Women and started the "Praying Purlers," a church knitting/crocheting group in Rolla which made and distributed more than 500 prayer shawls.

 

Fayette and Andy have two sons, who both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  They also spent many hours as active Cub Scout and Boy Scout adult leaders.  This included leading District Day Camp for 150 Cub Scouts (with the help of about 75 other adults).  William and Robert both graduated from Rolla High School.  Robert was killed in a one-vehicle car crash at the age of 21.

 

William has ten years of U. S. Marine service, including one tour each in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He is now employed in the cyber-security industry with a firm based in Columbia.  He and his wife, Danylle, have two children-- a boy (8) and a girl (5).

 

Fayette met Andy when he came to her home church for a "one-year stay" as a volunteer worker.  They have been married for 41 years.  In Rolla, they were extremely active in the First United Methodist Church, and have joined Glen Mar United Methodist here.

Andy, an Iowan, graduated from Iowa State;  he has earned an MBA from Southwest Missouri State University and another master's degree (Library Science) from the University of Iowa.  He worked in a university library for 25 years, with the last ten years' service as Director.

 

He served in the U. S. Army for two years, took a fifteen-year hiatus, then joined the Army Reserve.  He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Two;  his service included spending nine months in Anbar Province, Iraq and seven months as a USAR Company Commander.

 

They followed their grandchildren to Ellicott City in July 2017 and re-joined Rotary as fast as they could.

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