to Helen Lucille Kelley Dill Hearnshaw
was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 78. She was always
a very active person, still playing golf at 78, still walking every day and still
enjoying her independent life in her own apartment in a retirement community.
She never wavered
when making the decision not to fight. She always considered herself a very blessed
lady to have had such a long and quality filled life. She also knew that we (my
sisters and I) would accept her decision even though it was very difficult.
last month was spent at my house in St. Louis, MO. I had worked with our hospice
here in making the preparations for her stay. They were absolutely wonderful and
even more help once Mom was here.
had lost her speech during an exploratory surgery procedure and that made her
last months even more difficult. but with the help of Hospice, we were able to
keep her at home until God was ready for her in her eternal home. I know she is
an asset to heaven and I look forward to being with her again when I am called
by Sue Gastler, St. Louis, MO
Stitched by Lynn Poole, Virginia