2013-02-28 / Local & State

Cards Of Thanks


Our mother’s 12-plus year battle with breast cancer came to an end on February 16, 2013. She passed quietly just after the family left her side.

We would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support during this time, especially those who cared for our mother.

Dr. Milroth, Megan, Kayla and all the nurses and staff of his medical practice provided her with more than 30 years of service. The care that she received during the last two weeks of her life enabled her to meet the end with the dignity that we all deserve. Their ability to take the time to explain her condition to the family helped us make informed decisions. This provided the family with the peace of mind to get us through this difficult time. Thank you.

We live in a small community and have a small community medical center and my family thanks God that we do. From the time my mother was brought by ambulance to the emergency room to her passing the level of care she received was nothing short of outstanding. While our medical center might not have all the cutting edge technology and services of a larger facility, what it has is compassion. Our mother received a level of care that could not have been equaled by any other medical facility that I know of. Her every need was met and her comfort was seen to by every member of the staff. The cancer had metastasized to her bones and was very painful during the last week of her life. The staff spared no effort to make her as comfortable as possible. Not only did they “treat” my mother but they also helped our family more than they will ever know. The kind words, tears, their time spent listening, helped us get through one of the most difficult times of our lives. I would like to name each and every one but neither my memory nor space will permit that. To all the doctors, RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, social services, X-ray technicians and maintenance staff, thank you and God bless you.

We would also like to thank our faith-based community for the last year of prayer for Esther. Not only did our church, Cito United Methodist, pray for her but almost every local church had prayed for her.

We would also like to thank our friends, co-workers and other members of the community for their prayers and kind words during this time. This is the number-one benefit of living in a small community.

May God bless you all.


The family of

Esther A. Lynn


The family of James “Tink” Barnhart would like to express our gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of love shown to us during the illness and passing of our darling husband, father and grandfather.

We all knew how wonderful he was, but he had no idea how many lives he impacted with his generosity, humor and genuine concern for his neighbors and friends. He remained a humble man and showed us all what family is truly about. Throughout his illness his concern was for others more than for himself.

Special thanks to Pastor Donald Preston, Pastor R.D. Smith and the ladies of Hancock Assembly of God Church. To the Hospice caregivers, especially Karen Emmons, thank you, without your support we could not have kept Tink at home.

May God bless you all as richly as He has blessed our family.

“Heaven Is Sweet With You There!”

Marlene, Jimmy and

Tracy Barnhart,

Steve and Kim Hulock,

Timothy and

Bo Divelbliss,

Alexandra, Christian and Elijah Barnhart


Thank you to the American Legion for sponsoring and making the food for the blood drive held at the Legion in February.

The food was delicious and much appreciated, as were all the volunteers who so graciously help month to month.

Return to top