06/11/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Esther Simpson McKenna

Esther Simpson McKenna
(d. 10 June 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to arrive.  Esther Simpson McKenna, stepmother of    Tom McKenna ('58) of LA,    Joan McKenna Ward ('60) of VA, and    Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA, has passed away in Gloucester at the age of 86.

From the Daily Press - 06/11/07:

Esther Simpson McKenna
  GLOUCESTER - Esther Simpson McKenna, 86, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, in Sanders Nursing Home. She was born in Weeksville, N.C., and was the daughter of the late George and Emma Thornton Simpson and the widow of Thomas A. McKenna. She was a retired nurse and was a graduate of the Elizabeth Buxton School of Nursing and did graduate work at the Margaret Hague School of Nursing. She was a member of Bellamy United Methodist Church, the Elizabeth Buxton Nurses Association and the XYZ Club. She is survived by her stepchildren, Joan Ward of Hampton, Linda Sivilich of Aston, Penn., and Dr. Thomas G. McKenna of Delcambre, La.; a sister, Ruth Mattox of Virginia Beach; a brother, George Carlton Simpson and his wife, Mary, of Gloucester; niece, Amy Curtis and her husband, John, of Gloucester; eight step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in Bellamy United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stephen Vineyard. Memorial donations may be made to either Bellamy United Methodist Church Building Fund, Riverside Walter Reed Hospice, American Cancer Society or Gloucester Fire and Rescue. Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 6/11/2007.
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During this difficult time, just know that the warm thoughts and love of others will bring you the strength and hope for the days ahead.
Hospice Staff & Volunteers Riverside Walter Reed (Gloucester, VA) - June 11, 2007
Esther McKenna was working for Dr. J. Will Tankard - Newport News when I had knee surgery years ago. She was a wonderful Nurse and it was a pleasure to visit the office at various times. May the Lord bless her and all the family members.
Loretta Greene (Gloucester, VA) - June 12, 2007
Hello to the McKennas. I am sorry for your loss. Barbara Brewer.
Barbara Brewer (Norfolk, VA) - June 12, 2007
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire McKenna family and their friends at this difficult time.

  From Linda McKenna Sivilich ('66) of PA - 06/15/07 - but inexplicably delayed reaching me until 06/19/07:

Dear Carol,

Thank you for your tribute to my step-mother Esther Simpson McKenna.

The newspaper article listed my city incorrectly.

I live in Aston, PA......

Linda McKenna Sivilich class of '66

   Thanks for letting me know, Linda.  I was surprised to read in that newspaper account that you had moved to Glen Burnie, MD, because I thought you were in Aston, PA, but I printed it as they listed it.

   I changed it now - and altered the news clipping itself in the process.  Again, you have my sincerest condolences.

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
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Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

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