Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Blanche Myrtle Player RIP

Blanche Myrtle (Jackoson) Bennett Player

Let this be a lesson to us all... write our obits now. Even as a genealogist who is supposed to remember these things, I confused Blanche's maiden name with that of her mother, and am sending out this corrected email.

I've been her caregiver and I guess I am a little tired and confused.

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On Christmas Day 25 Dec 2006 at 1:49 pm my step-mother Blanche Myrtle (Jackson) Bennett Player lost her battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She lead a wonderful life as the beloved wife of Glen S. Player, MD and the mother of Daniel Bennett and James Bennett. She welcomed Glen's children into her gracious heart: Mary Clements, David Player, Patti Richley, Mike Player and Sharon Wagner.

I have yet to write her obituary...

We are overwhelmed by Blanche's sweet spirit, despite the difficulties she endured toward the end. She is a wonderful example to me of a dear, very feminine woman. She blessed our lives with her kindness and possessed a natural intelligence and the ability to be a friend to all.

I was just on the phone dialing Barbara and Johnny to wish them a happy Christmas when my brother called me to Blanche's bedside for the last 2 hours of her valiant struggle.

Love to all,