O. Faye McKelvey


O. Faye McKelvey, 81, who taught in Fairfax County elementary schools over several decades, died of a lung ailment Oct. 3 at the Potomac Center nursing facility in Arlington. She lived in Arlington.

Mrs. McKelvey was on the staff of Hollin Hills Elementary in the 1950s and then was a teacher at a military dependents school in Paris before returning to this area. She retired from Westlawn Elementary in Falls Church in 1981.

Mrs. McKelvey was born in Bridgeport, Tex. She was a graduate of Omaha University.

She was a member of the National Education Association and was a volunteer tutor after she retired.

Her first husband, Air Force Lt. Col. James Nesbitt, died in a plane crash in 1960.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, retired Air Force Col. William R. McKelvey of Arlington; a daughter from her first marriage, Barbara Bristow of Brewer, Maine; a daughter from her second marriage, Kay Thorp of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Fern B. Matthews

Lifelong Resident

Fern B. Matthews, 68, a lifelong Washington area resident who had been a stenographer with the Post Office Department from 1949 to 1956, died Oct. 22 at Holy Cross Hospital. She had cancer and a heart ailment.

Mrs. Matthews, who lived in Silver Spring, was a Washington native and a 1949 graduate of McKinley Technical High School.

Over the years, she had been active in the Calverton Swim Club and the PTA of Galway Elementary School.

She had a vacation home in Ocean Pines, Md.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, John Matthews Jr. of Silver Spring; a son, John III, of Elk Ridge; two daughters, Helen Etherson of Temple Hills, and Marlie Dean of Eldersburg; a brother, Granville Brown of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.