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|Kendrick, Ida Etheridge
Birth: 1915-09-04 in Back Bay, Virginia
|Ida Kendrick died in her home at Cedar Lane Apartments in Leonardtown, Maryland on March 10, 2011. She was born Ida Etheridge on Sept. 4, 1915, the fifth of six children, into a working farm family in Back Bay, Virginia. |
From the beginning, she loved nature and embraced the excitement and surprises of a life lived outdoors. When she was eighteen, she married Daniel McKenney, and together they raised four boys, whom she mothered with devotion and enthusiasm. At the end of a school day, she was a great person to come home to.
When the last of her children were in high school, she prepared for the next phase of her life by going to college at what is now Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and earning her degree in Education so she could teach high school, which she did with considerable success for twenty five years thereafter. It was during this time that she became an inveterate world traveler, eventually visiting every inhabited continent - not a bad resume' for a geography teacher.
In 1980 she married Lawson Kendrick, and together they traveled, danced and laughed through 14 extraordinarily happy years until Lawson's death at the age of 94. For the next ten years, she didn't miss a beat, always traveling, tending her beautiful flowers, playing a wicked bridge game, enjoying the widest circle of friends and forever present for her descendant's births, graduations, and weddings, however distant. Even at the end, living in an assisted living facility, and with limited mobility, she made life look like a holiday.
Long before the rise of Women's Lib, she showed that there were no limits to what a woman can do, or how much she can contribute to others. She modeled a life that was an inspiration to everyone whose lives she touched, and they were legion. She was an Episcopalian and a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority of Virginia. In 2006 she moved to St. Mary's County, Maryland to be close to her family and immediately became an active resident member of the Wildewood Retirement Community. She is survived by three sons, Daniel W. McKenney, M. Robert McKenney, and Shepard McKenney; five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 pm at West Saint Mary's Manor in Drayden, Maryland. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to Hospice of St. Mary's and all of Ida's "Earth Angels" at Cedar Lane.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Friends of Cedar Lane, 22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
Her last request to her mourners was, "Don't send flowers, plant some!"
|Pastor, Ruth Eileen
Birth: 1923-10-09 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
|Ruth Eileen Jones Pastor, 87, of Waldorf, MD, died March 10, 2011, at Morningside House of St. Charles, Waldorf, MD.|
Mrs. Pastor was a registered nurse and a member of the Nursing Fraternity Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Chapter. She held a master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Catholic University with a 4.0 GPA. She first worked at DC General Hospital ER and Labor and Delivery and later at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. Mrs. Pastor retired in 1974 and served as a church secretary for 20 years at Southeast Christian Church in Orlando, FL. She traveled extensively with her best friend, Beverly Morris, to Egypt, Israel, Grand Canyon and the Panama Canal.
Born October 9, 1923, in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank H. Springer and the late Ruth M. Fleckenstein Springer.
Predeceased by her parents; husbands, Joseph Carroll Jones and Morris A. Pastor.
Survived by her son, Joseph Jones of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; daughter, Elizabeth Johnston of North Tazewell, VA; best friend, Beverly Morris.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at New Life Chapel, La Plata, MD.
Pastor Mike Hilson will officiate.
Interment will be held at a later date in Orlando, FL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bon Berger (Good Shepherd) Terre Rouge, Haiti checks made payable to New Life Church, 9690 Shepherd’s Creek, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Hammett, Antonietta Josephine
Birth: 1928-08-02 in Rome, Italy
|Antonietta “Toni” Hammett of Dameron, MD died March 9, 2011 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1928 in Rome, Italy. |
She married Richard Hammett of Ridge, MD during World War II while he was stationed in Italy. Richard Hammett preceded her in death in 2009.
Toni lived in Maryland the rest of her life as a devoted Aunt and Friend. Toni is survived by many siblings who still reside in Italy today. She also has many nieces and nephews living in both Italy and here in St. Mary’s County, MD. Her St. Mary’s County family is comprised of members from Hammett, Kohut, Ridgell, Alvey and Gereck families. She is survived by two brother-in-laws, Michael Hammett of Ridge, MD and Orem Hammett (MaryAnn) of Valley Lee, MD.
Toni worked in the food and restaurant business as a waitress in Frederick, MD and as a cafeteria cook in the St. Mary’s County Public School System for many years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with Fr. John Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Tommy Alvey, Gloria Jean Pilkerton, Glenn Pilkerton, Ann Pilkerton, Alice J. Allen and George Baroniak. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mary Dean and Kenny Dement.
Contributions in memory of Antonietta “Toni” Josephine Hammett can be made to Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Staley, Kenny Lee, Jr.
|Kenny L. Staley, Jr., 24, of Newburg, MD passed away on March 9, 2011. |
Kenny is survived by his parents; Kenny L. Staley, Sr., and Brenda L. Staley. Brothers; Chris Staley, Brian Thomas, Eddie Hughes, and Kyle Hughes. Sisters; Tiffany McDonald (Michael), Jennifer Staley, and Chelsea Hughes. Nieces; Katelyn, Chasity, Michelle, and Amber. Also by many other relatives and friends.
Kenny graduated from La Plata High School in 2005. He loved to work in the trade of carpentry, shooting pool, the Redskins, and his dog.
A life celebration will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata, MD. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11 am at the Christ Church-Wayside Parish. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Briscoe, Joseph Walter, Jr.
Birth: 1933-05-13 in Drayden, Maryland
|Joseph Walter Biscoe, Jr., 77, of Great Mills, MD died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his residence. Born May 13, 1933 in Drayden, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Margaret Adams Biscoe, Sr. |
He is survived by his siblings John Louis Biscoe (Louise) of Great Mills, MD; Carolyn Wooden of Ft. Myers, FL; and Charles Biscoe of Summerfield, NC. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. George Catholic Church Cemetery, Valley Lee, MD at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon George L’Heureux officiating.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
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