Eighty One Angels were remembered when the annual Hospice of Morrow County’s Angel Tree Memorial was held at the Hospice facility on December 5.
Family members hung angels on the brilliant silver Christmas tree as the names of their loved ones were read. This was followed by a commemorative candle lighting ceremony.
The musical prelude was played by pianist Vicky Boggs and Steve Brenneman offered three vocal selections: “Once in Royal David’s City,” “In My Life” and “There’s Still My Joy.”
Hospice Chaplain gave the devotions and closing words and Julie Blankenship, Hospice director, gave the welcome. Pat Clark, RN Patient Care Coordinator and Brandi Courts, LSW, each gave a special reading. Names of the angels were read by staff members with Hospice.
The angels who were remembered include Paul Knotts, Patricia Shoewalter, Richard Hines, Frank Vittorio, Glenn Blanton, Donald Refinati, John Pennington, David Durrett, Vonnie Hull, Walter Moore, Ladonna Guy, Wilbur Lemcke, Herman Ericson, Larry Chafin, Elaine Keirns, Dolores McGary, Michelle Foust, Shawn Johnson, Rosemary Deel, Norman Williams, Don Meola, Charles Herd, Ray Preece, Virginia Caldwell, Frank Andrick, Vern Jordan, Warren Gordon, Eula Bolden, Carole Dowler, Virginia Shipman, Linda Hoffner, Joseph Fleming, Mary Graham, Ruth Robertson, Mary McMahon, Franklin Barton, Howard Ludwig, Ellen Shaffer, Wade Sutherland, Richard Pickens, Suzanne French, Beverly Hickman, Helen Bogusky, Stacy Whitt, Patricia Staley, Susan Parraco, Leola Burns, Elizabeth Symalla, Edward Ufferman, Peggy Vaughen, Richard McPeek, Janet Mullins, Hilda Sexton, Arnold Adams, Robert Peak, Omar Sutherland, Robin Askew, Theodore Beal, James Williams, Thomas Barnhard, Brenda Dailey, Lillian Weaver, Tina Amburgey, Myron Hubbell, Naomi Ratcliff, Susan Moseley, Michael Madore, Penny Lewis, Joan Hale, Merrill Wood, Earlie Higgins, Ruth Geyer, Marilyn Spires, Phillip James, Ivan Sipes, Kathy Bradshaw, James Brunty, Nancy Whitt, Dorothy Lee, Joshua Underwood and Sue French.
Helping to serve a buffet following the service were Laura Slider, Brandi Courts, Clara Hilton, Julie Palmer, Rhonda Conrad, Pat Clark, Suzi Colegrove and Julie Blankenship.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at email@example.com.