Naioma Faye Compton
Devoted mother, caring wife Naioma Faye Compton, 82, née Stone, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 after suffering a massive stroke at her Ellisville, Missouri, home. Reared in Fairfield, she was married in 1958 to Clark Compton of Teague, who survives her. A graduate of Fairfield High School, Faye earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Houston in Houston, and embarked on a journalism career as a writer, editor, and photographer in her native Texas after her marriage. She retired for a time after the birth of the first of her three children. Several years later, she resumed her journalism career with the creation of a public relations/advertising business, Compton & Compton, which she operated from her home with her husband, a former several-term Ellisville Alderman and longtime teacher in the business school of the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She and her husband first made their home in Denton, while Clark, an Air Force veteran, was earning his degree in business at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and where their first child, daughter Cameron Anne, was born. They later lived in Dallas, where he was employed for several years, and in suburban Garland, and later in Wichita, Kan., and Florence, Ala., before settling in the St. Louis area. The Comptons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Compton is survived by daughters Cameron Tow (Joe) of St. Louis, and Cathi Chandler (J.C.) of Maryland Heights; son, Rob Compton (Megan) of Ellisville; sisters Frances Carroll (Don) of Fairfield, and Betty Tinsley (Richard) of Houston; granddaughters Andrea Turner, Kelsey Aulgur, Tara Chandler, and grandson Keith Compton, and a great-granddaughter, Zoe Turner, all of Ellisville. Her mother and father, and a brother, Rance Stone, all of Fairfield, preceded her in death. A celebration of her life was set for Sunday, Sept. 10 at Community Christian Church in Manchester, Mo. Private burial services will be in the Compton plot of the historic Dew Cemetery in Dew.