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.

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,

1 comment:

  1. Dear Myrt,

    I have nursed people with all forms of dementia, including LBD, and it can be one of the most severe in its presentation. As you so rightly feel it is remembering the persons life, and not just as you try and hold the view as they leave it.

    Life is cruel sometimes, taking those on a particular day that will always be remembered,, but on a flipside, it is nice to think that they will be remembered perhaps more often.

    Take care at this brief but sad moment