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02/13/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Karin Dearing

Karin Dearing
(d. 11 Feb 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I am very saddened this Sunday to report of the death of   Karin Dearing, wife of         Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN, and sister-in-law of       Nancy Dearing Berry ('62) of TX.  She passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the age of 64.

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 02/12/11, 4:37 PM - "a sad day":


I wanted to let everyone know that my wife passed away suddenly last night. She recently had some very serious health issues including Cardio Myopathy last June. She had pretty much completely recovered from that when she suddenly had an aortic dissection three weeks ago. An aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta. She spent 10 days in ICU where it was repaired with a 20 cm long stint. She had been getting better and stronger each day and we had actually seen her surgeon this past Thursday and he told her that everything looked great and she was free to go back to doing whatever she felt strong enough to do including going back to work if she wanted to. She had a very good day yesterday and felt fine. We watched some TV last night and had gone to bed and were reading when she suddenly clutched her throat and said she was having very severe neck pains which started down into her chest. I immediately called 911 but by the time I finished dialing she had collapsed. I did CPR at the direction of the 911 operator until the ambulance arrived 10 minutes later and they continued and transported her to the hospital. By then she had not been breathing for approx 30 minutes and the ER doctor ceased resuscitation efforts after about another 10 minutes.

Next month would have been our 32nd anniversary and I will miss her more than I can say.

Everyone please take good care of yourselves, life is too short to waste any of it.

Sydney Dearing

   Oh, Sydney, I'm so very, very sorry to hear this! You and your family will be in the thoughts, hearts, and prayers of all of us.

      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/13/11, 1:32 PM: have no idea how many people how you in their prayers.


   Thank you, Dimples; that's so very true.

        From Sydney Dearing ('56) of TN - 02/13/11, 3:56 PM:

Thank you so much for your very kind note and thank you for everything you do for all of us in the Typhoon nation. As I told others who have emailed me, one never knows just how many kind and thoughtful people are out there until tragedy strikes. Thanks for being one of them. Most of all thanks for your prayers. I can use all of those I can get.
Sydney Dearing

   Thank you, Sydney.  Again you have my deepest sympathies.

 From the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel - 02/13/11:

                     Karin Dearing
    DEARING, KARIN - age 64, of Knoxville, formerly of Kearney, MO, passed away Friday evening, February 11, 2011.

Karin was an animal lover and transported rescue animals. She was a medical assistant for Summit Medical Group in Farragut.

Karin is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Sydney C. Dearing Jr.; daughters, Julie and Jill Riley both of Atlanta, GA; step-daughter, Donna Salch of Bloomington, IL; step-son, David Dearing of Harrisonville, MO; granddaughters, Emily and Katie Salch; sisters, Margaret Green and husband, James of New Hampton, MO, Alee Johnson of Knoxville; and beloved pets.

  Karin Dearing
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. with Rev. Carol Knicely.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Bluff Animal Clinic Stray Animal Fund, 9049 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923-1599.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Dearing family.

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on February 13, 2011.
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February 13, 2011

My sympathy to Karin's family, I am so sorry for your loss.


February 13, 2011

I was so sad to hear about Karin. I was blessed to call her my friend. she had the biggest heart of anyone I know. She dearly loved her animals and they will so miss her. I think she would have adopted every animal from the transport if Syd had let her. Syd and Alee, call me if you need anything.

February 13, 2011

You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you all must have of Karin. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

February 13, 2011

My deepest sympathy to Karin's family. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Karin, and I must say that she was so full of life. Karin was so much fun, yet was so tender hearted and caring. I know I will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing that Karin is now walking side by side, hand in hand with our Lord in Heaven.

~ Dee Huskey, Knoxville, Tennessee

February 14, 2011

Dear Sydney,
I am so very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Things will be hard, but you have many friends who have you in their prayers and hearts, to keep you company, so you are never alone.
God Bless,

~ LMBCrayton '66, Virginia

February 14, 2011

Many of us who only know you through our Typhoon Nation relationship, wish you the best during this sad time for you and your family. May God bless you through this period of your life.

Butch Ragland, Class of 63

February 15, 2011

Syd and Family,

I worked with Karin for several years at Clayton Homes. She was a sweet lady and always had a wonderful smile on her face. I have thought of her many times over the past 10 years. We always had such a good time together. My heart just breaks for you right now. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

February 15, 2011

We are sincerely sorry and send our condolences to Karin's family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Karin we be sadly missed. She was very special to us.

Paul & Willye Maye Mattio, patients of Dr. Gray of Summit Medical

February 17, 2011




   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sydney and all of Karin's family and friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

All Creatures of Our God and King

The words are a paraphrase of "Canticle of the Sun" by Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182 – 03 Oct 1226), circa 1225
Written shortly before his death, it was not published for almost 400 years.
Translated to English by William H. Draper (19 Dec 1855 - 09 Aug 1933), it first appeared in the Public School Hymn Book, 1919.

Music: "
Lasst Uns Erfreuen", Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: Peter von Brachel, 1623)
Harmony by Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958) in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 519

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice, (R)

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light, (R)

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show: (R)

And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care: (R)

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod: (R)

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One: (R)

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Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

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