[Nfbwv-talk] Sad News

Ed McDonald ed at eioproductions.com
Sat Aug 26 17:15:50 UTC 2017


It turns out that Karen is able to attend the funeral after all.  A couple of cousins came to Keyser last night and drove her to Elkins where services are underway right about this time.

I am sure that none of this discussion would have ever made its way to an NFB list if Shirley had not attended a few of our national conventions and gotten acquainted with a number of us.

I suppose our families can have very different responses to our NFB involvement.  My dad, for example, never came near a Federation meeting of any kind.  (He was not opposed, but simply chose not to become involved.)  On the other hand--as some of you will recall--my mother certainly did.  

I am grateful that Madaline and Shirley chose to attend a few of our conventions.  In some respects, it became a vacation for them, and they may not have understood all of the issues we dealt with.  Nevertheless, they got to see a lot of blind people gathered in one place and doing what we do as a movement, and I am sure they came away with a better understanding of blindness than they had in the first place.  What's more, they made some new friends!

Shirley, rest in peace.

Ed

 

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From: NFBWV-talk [mailto:nfbwv-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Karen McDonald via NFBWV-talk
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:55 PM
To: NFB of West Virginia Discussion List <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Karen McDonald <karen at eioproductions.com>
Subject: Re: [Nfbwv-talk] Sad News

The only thing I can tell you right now is that the funeral will be held at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.

Mom seemed okay this morning when I talked to her.  She is waiting for my cousin to pick her up.  They will be traveling to West Virginia this afternoon.

I told her about the flowers and she was very touched.  She asked me to say thank you and we all appreciate it.

Peace
Karen

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From: NFBWV-talk [mailto:nfbwv-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Sheri Koch via NFBWV-talk
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:09 AM
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Cc: Sheri Koch <slk8332015 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Nfbwv-talk] Sad News

Very down I'll be making it there but we will surely send a nice bouquet of flowers. You doing OK? How's your mom ??


Sheri





> On Aug 24, 2017, at 9:01 AM, Karen McDonald via NFBWV-talk <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Thank you so very much.  I will let you know as soon as I find out today.  I think the funeral will be in Elkins.
>  I should know more details by this evening.
> 
> Karen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NFBWV-talk [mailto:nfbwv-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
> Sheri Koch via NFBWV-talk
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:35 AM
> To: NFB of West Virginia Discussion List <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Sheri Koch <slk8332015 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Nfbwv-talk] Sad News
> 
> I will send a card to your mom and flowers to the funeral home from 
> our affiliate want to know something
> 
> A big hug coming out to you and give one to your mom
> 
> Much love
> Sheri
> 
> 
> Sheri
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> On Aug 23, 2017, at 10:12 PM, Karen McDonald via NFBWV-talk <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Thank you so much, Sheri. I will let you all know when I find out about the funeral arrangements. She loved our affiliate so much and she worked so hard selling whatever we had at our national conventions. She and my mom always had a wonderful time with us.
>> Peace
>> Karen
>> 
>> On Aug 23, 2017 7:28 PM, Sheri Koch via NFBWV-talk <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> I'm so sorry to hear about that Karen. Such sad news. I am you know 
>> if there's anything I can do for you. Do you let us know when the 
>> funeral is
>> 
>> Love
>> Sheri
>> 
>> 
>> Sheri
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Aug 23, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Marcus Soulsby via NFBWV-talk <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Karen,
>>> 
>>> Very sorry to hear about your loss.
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Marcus E. Soulsby
>>> msoulsby at suddenlink.net
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>>> Learn more about the National Federation of the Blind at:
>>> http://www.nfb.org/
>>> http://www.nfbwv.org/
>>> 
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: NFBWV-talk [mailto:nfbwv-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
>>> Karen McDonald via NFBWV-talk
>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:40 PM
>>> To: 'nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org'
>>> Cc: Karen McDonald
>>> Subject: [Nfbwv-talk] Sad News
>>> 
>>> Hello, everyone.
>>> 
>>> I have some sad news to pass on to all of you.  For those of you who 
>>> knew my Aunt Shirley, I want you to know that she passed this 
>>> afternoon.  She was undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week 
>>> for the last couple of years and I guess it was just too much for 
>>> her.  She had been in the hospital in Morgantown and she was brought 
>>> home on Sunday to a nursing home.  That's all I know right now but I thought you all would want to know.
>>> 
>>> Peace
>>> Karen
>>> 
>>> 
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