Faye Perkins Lutz Egnor was born and raised in Glomawr, Kentucky. She attended Dilce Combs Memorial High School in Perry County, Kentucky. She attended Midway School in Midway, Kentucky and Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. After graduation, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she met and married Wayne Lutz. After a couple years in Baltimore, they moved to Newark, Delaware where Faye started working as corresponding Secretary for Hercules Chemical Company of Wilmington, Delaware. She had a few job descriptions working there. One was organic gardening program that Hercules Corp. asked her to set up and start for the inner-city youth of the city of Wilmington. It was an overwhelming success. The parents loved it when the children brought home the vegetables that they grew. After 1980, Faye and Wayne moved to Pasadena, Maryland where Faye wrote the entire curriculum for the "Maryland Foundation for Environmental Education." This was written for inner city children teaching them to care for the world today and tomorrow. Children would take school busses to Fort Smallwood State Park and Curtis Bay for their lessons. The children's books were called "Our Chesapeake." For this work she received the Mayor's Citation from the City of Baltimore from Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Baltimore TV News coverage.
She was the daughter of America Ellen and Joseph Perkins. She was preceded in death by her late husband Wayne Roland Lutz. She is survived by her husband John Egnor of Pasadena, Maryland; 3 sisters Martina Donehoo of East Liverpool, Ohio, Phyllis Pitcock of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, and Roselee Hadley of Nicholasville, Kentucky.
She passed away at the Med Star Harbor Hospital on Christmas Eve 2021. She will be sorrowfully missed by her many friends and family.
Family and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated McCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road Pasadena, Maryland 21122 on Friday January 7, 2022 from 5-9 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery.