Two years after they married, Fay served in the Air Force in World War II for three years. He was stationed in Guam. He returned home and they started farming, and did so until their retirement. They remain at their present farm, as they have for the last 49 years.
The couple has three children and their spouses, Karan and Mark Headley, Reeds Spring, Mo.; Arita and Randy McAllister, Fort Scott; and Duain and Linda LaFarge, Fort Scott. They also have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family recommends a card shower for the couple. Their address is 2436 Soldier Road, Fort Scott, KS 66701.