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April 2014

April 21, 2014 - Pam Axton's mother, Mary Jane Lloyd, passed away on Thursday, April 17. The visitation will be at McCullough Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, WV tomorrow, Tuesday April 22 4pm to 8pm, and the service will be Wednesday April 23 at 11am. So many people have asked about her and kept us in their prayers and we appreciate it all so very much. Thank you all for your support through this difficult past six months.
Pam Axton
West Union Chapter No. 56

April 21, 2014 - Some of you may not be aware that Mother was at my house in Hinton. On April 4th, She was coming from the second floor, missed a step, then tumbled down 13 stairs . She received 3 head cuts including an artery. She had no broken bones, concussion, nor neck or back injuries. She was alert the entire time. We went to Summers County ARH which is within two miles or so from my home. She did loose a great amount of blood but Lab test results she needed no additional. She went with me back to my house to have 48 hours complete bed rest.....I know what you're thinking about this but she was in compliance with this.

She was only sore one day. All stitches and staples are gone....25 t0 30. We came back to Huntington and she was checked by the retina specialist as well as her regular M.D. Thumbs up on everything. We are truly blessed.

I would personally like to thank all of you for your cards, calls, and prayers. I don't know who was blessed more by them, mother or I. She continues to have residual bruises, and occasionally her shoulder goes out of place for a few seconds if she does an activity like putting on a heavy coat or removing an article of clothing without thinking about it. The doctor seems that will heal in time as well. The bruises on her feet and legs are getting better as well.

She is doing so well.....if only she would sit with her feet elevated....but you all know my mom. She has improved so well she is beginning to be selective with her directives for me. Thank the Lord she is coming back. I refer to this as blessed stress.

Don't be surprised is she pops in with Jean Calhoun in the near future.
Thank you all again for the cards, calls, and prayers. God is so good to us.
Fraternal Gratitude, Sis
aka Darlene Bowen......but Sis suits me just fine.


April 13, 2014 - Jean Westfall is doing well - had a scare with a bacterial infection in the blood but is responding to treatment. She can bend that new knee 92 degrees herself and will be coming home on Tuesday. Out patient therapy will continue on the knee and also on the left hand with the Saebo glove. Thank you for all the prayers! God is Good!

April 11, 2014 - Mary Ellen Shannon, PGM has undergone surgery at Cleveland and is now recovering at home. All is going well. Address: 5581 Fairmont Pike Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003

April 11, 2014 - Trilby McDonald, PM Shepherdstown Chapter is having surgery Friday for breast cancer. Address: 10640 Apple Harvest Dr., Martinsburg, WV 25403

April 11, 2014 - Sisters and Brothers,
Thank you so much for your prayers, cards and calls since I broke my hip Feb. 28th. I am still "grounded" until I go back to the doctor on April 21st. I hope that I will be permitted to put weight on the right leg and begin outpatient therapy at that time . I am blessed not to have had more serious injury. Your kindness, concern, love and support means so much to me. Star Love and Friendship to all, Donna Rae Mullenix

April 7, 2014 -Jean Westfall, PM of Harrisville #29 had a total left knee replacement on Friday, April 4th and is doing great. She will probably be moved to rehab on Monday.This knee replacement will help her continue the rehab for the stoke. Home address is PO Box 257, Harrisville 26362.

April 4, 2014 - Ruth Temple passed away at her home early this morning. Sister Ruth was a Charter Member of Franklin Chapter # 138, PM and member of Alkire # 10 Keyser. She is survived by her daughter Rose Ann Maine, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Arrangement are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Keyser and are incomplete at this time. Date and times will be posted on the Smith Funeral Home website.

April 3, 2014 - Mary Ellen Shannon, PGM is in Cleveland Clinic for evaluation and surgery with gall baldder disease and a rare liver ailment.

April 3, 2014 - Maxine Justice, PMWGM fell yesterday at home and has fractured her T1 and T2 vertebrae and is in a lot of pain. She is in Charleston General Hospital but should be going home today. I know she would appreciate cards: Hime Address, 1543 Quarrier St., Charleston, WV 25311

April 1, 2014 - Cindy Strakal, PGM, Golden Rule #69, Martinsburg, underwent revision of her breast reconstruction on Tuesday, March 25 at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. She has been discharged home and doing very well after a lengthy procedure to correct a lot of radiation damage. Please keep her in your prayers.
Cindy's address is: 2368 Whitings Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25404

March 2014

March 21, 2014 - Gail Clarey is home after a heart attack and surgery on Tuesday evening.. Thoughts and prayers to her and Bernard. Cards can be sent to: Rt 2 Box 765, Milton, WV 25541

March 3, 2014 - Please keep Jennifer Scott in your prayers as she goes thru Kidney Transplant surgery today. She is the daughter of Nancy Scott - WM of Franklin Chapter NO. 138

March 4, 2014 - Donna Rae Mullenix, PM from Harrisville Chapter, had surgery for a broken hip Saturday in Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg. She is being moved to Health South today Tuesday March 4th..

March 2, 2014 - Norma Bourgeois Thompson Cutlip, 85, of South Charleston, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Hubbard Hospice House West, South Charleston. She was a member of the St. John United Methodist Church, South Charleston, and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, South Charleston Chapter No. 131. Norma was preceded in death her first husband and father of her children, Frank W. Thompson; second husband, Charles F. Cutlip; parents, William H. Bourgeois Sr. and Pleasie Sayre Bourgeois; and three brothers, James, Paul and Billy Bourgeois.

Surviving, sons and daughters-in-law, Donald K. and Karen Thompson of Kingsport, Tenn., and Steven C. and Nancy Thompson of South Charleston; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and James "Smokey" Shott of Bluefield, Va.; stepdaughter and her husband, Cheryl and Ben Black of Calabash, N.C.; sisters, Naomi Fisher of Ravenswood and Sandra Jo Johnson of Hendersonville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brian, Bruce (Nila) and Brad Thompson, Roger and Robert Gallimore, Angela Cossin, Steven Michael Thompson, James Ryan, Katherine, Marcia Shott and Brandi McConnon; and numerous great-grandchildren, one of whom, Brandon Thompson, will serve as a pallbearer along with the grandsons.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Corbet May officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, where there will be an Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m.

The family asks that donations be made to St. John United Methodist Church, 212 D St., South Charleston, WV 25303.



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