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"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
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MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

LYNN CRADY MATHIS 1947-2011

Thank you to Pat Hoag and Larry Allin for notifying me of Lynn Crady's death while I was out of town and out of contact. Here is the obituary from Kirkwood-Webster Times:

Died: Saturday, April 09, 2011

Carol Lynn Mathis (nee Crady) of Clayton, formerly of Kirkwood, died Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Ms. Mathis was a 1965 Kirkwood High School graduate and a 1969 Bradley University graduate. She retired from the Missouri Division of Family Services.

Ms. Mathis was the daughter of Lera Crady and the late Curtis Crady; companion of Charles Darden for 32 years; sister of Perry Crady; aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law and friend.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road in Kirkwood. Interment private. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or the American Lung Association.
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Lynn lived very close to my shop in Clayton and I called her a couple of times when we were working on reunions, but unfortunately I was never able to engage her in our activities. She has been on our mail and email lists for many years. I have known for awhile that she was not well, but not the nature of her illness. If any of you attended her Memorial Service, I'd love to post any comments you might care to make. Another of our classmates gone way too soon.

3 comments:

  1. I was a spades partner in cards online with Lynn and was shocked when I saw this. She never mentioned any illness to me. Would someone let me know what she died from? Very sad to hear. She was such a nice person.
    Tony Lewis
    tlewis413@gmail.com

    Thank you.

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  2. I was Lynn's cousin. She died from a long battle with COPD. She had a long and arduous battle that lasted over 8 years. She died in her home. Unfortunately her soul-mate Charles Darden of 32 years passed away a short six weeks later after suffering a stroke. I believe it was from a broken heart. He was truly devastated by Lynn's passing.

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  3. I do not know who posted this January 6 post, but I know we all appreciate it, thank you! Lynn was a great gal with a lot of friends. So sad too about Charles. Thank you again, Leslie

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