Obit

This is the obit my Dad wrote for my grandmother.

(Names changed to protect the guilty).

[Grandma], 92, of Princess Anne died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Manokin Manor.

[Grandma] was born May 13, 1913, in Houston, Texas, the third of four children of E.A. and Electa Roney Chappell. As a child, she moved with her family first to Savannah, Ga., and then to Phenix City, Ala. She graduated from Central High School in Phenix City and studied at Chase Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ga.

Early in 1940, she met her future husband, [Grampa] of Princess Anne, while working in Columbus. [Grampa] was at the time in the Maryland National Guard and stationed at nearby Fort Benning. They married on August 28, 1940.

After her husband returned from World War II service in Europe, the couple settled briefly in Phenix City before moving with their two sons to the family farm near Princess Anne in 1947. Their third son was born in 1950.

[Grandma] was an accomplished seamstress, gardener and pianist, and was devoted to her family. She taught piano to children and adults for many years. When not teaching, [Grandma] enjoyed playing classical selections, especially Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.”

After her husband’s death in November 2003, she lived at Lakeside Assisted Living in Salisbury before moving to Manokin Manor in early 2005.

[Grandma] is survived by her three sons, [Uncle Bill — no, the other one] and his wife, [Aunt], of Princess Anne, [Dad] and his wife, [Mom], of Columbia, Md., and [Uncle Duke] of Princess Anne; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. My sympathies. I didn’t realize you had lost your Grandmom. I lost my Grandad at this time 2 years ago. Even when they are in their nineties – it’s still tough. Sometimes not even so much from the loss of the person, but of the person they once were, and the history they represent. Hugs and thoughts to you and yours.

  2. My condolances as well.
    My Grandmother died on the 16th of March.
    It might be a good year to buy sympathy cards in multipacks, I’m thinking. :(

  3. I’m sorry for your family’s loss. Thanks for sharing this…it’s how we keep people’s spirit alive, to share who they were when they were here.
    thinking of you {hug}