Aunt Mary was a great person, and I&m very happy and fortunate that I had an opportunity to know her. I&m very sorry that my responsibilities prevented me from being there in person to pay my respects and to say goodbye.
Dennis L. McElhoe
My name is Giselle (Reynolds) Richardson. I worked at Arnett Clinic in the Medical Transcription Department from 1983 until 2007 and knew Mary very well. She was a wonderful lady who was intelligent, hard-working, sweet and kind and a joy to talk to and be around, just ask Gisela Bundy. She talked of her family often and loved them so very much. She is a lady who will truly be missed but I have no doubt that she is in the loving arms of God. I hope she did not suffer. I am sure you loved her with all of your hearts and will miss her so very, very much. My sympathies go out to the Kearney family at this very sad time.
Giselle (Reynolds) Richardson
I was so sorry to hear of your mother&s passing. I will always remember her as one of the truly nicest moms of all of my grade school and high school friends. She also had to be one of the most patient, Mike. (My mom too!) I know she and my mother have, for years, attended a weekly prayer group of St Francis alums and my mom expressed yesterday how much this hurts and how much she will miss her. My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family in this trying time.
I just wanted to tell you the photo of Aunt Mary is so Beautiful! Great choice. I always remember her wearing broaches. I had sent her a M broach for Mary from Home shopping or QVC which she dearly loved. Also recently sent her one that reminder her and I of fireworks for the New Year.
I just think you did a wonderful beautiful job on the choice of photo and obitituary.
God Bless you through today, tonight, and tomorrow.
I love all of you so very much!
Love in Christ,
Patti, Mike and Families,
So sorry to read about your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine Bertha Tuttle
I want to say Dear Aunt Mary will be missed by us all. She was an angel with a Heart of Gold! Her home was always open to us all to drop by at any time and spend time with her. She was more than an Aunt to me in so many ways. She treated me like a daughter, and that was so very special to me! She always had a smile, a way of making everything feel better, and a YIPPEE to say about many things.
My Heart goes out to all of you and you are in my son&s Sean and Derek and my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time of grief. She touched so many wonderful lives with the Spirit of Christ in the giving of her Heart! I wanted to come and see both you Mike and Pat and give you a hug in person, and tell you how sorry I am for everyone&s loss while I was in Lafayette Sun. and Mon., but I did not get to do that. So I want you to know how very sorry I am.
I had to return home to work on Tues. and will miss getting to tell you at the funeral home. Wed. is the day Bill passed and it&s still hard for me and that day is still hard for Sean, Derek and me.
I was glad I got there in time to sit and hold her hand and tell her that we love her. I just had to go after work Sat. as I had a feeling. It blessed me to be there with her! It just won&t be the same, but she is safely home. God be with you all and give you peace and serenity as each day starts. Lean on Him!
I love you all and miss you all dearly. God&s Blessing upon you all.
Love in Christ,
Jackie Rabe (Sean & Derek)
May GOD lift and comfort you at this time.
She was the most kind individual that I have ever known, always something positive to say, no matter what had happened.
I will never forget how in the mornings we always greeted each other with a hello and it somehow carried throughout our day. She especially liked it when I did my version of the song """"Move it, move it"""". She always gave me encouragement when I needed it the most. I shall miss her weekly calls just to say """"hi"""".
My sincere heartfelt sadness is with you during your time of loss.
Thank you for sharing her.