Eileen Stone and her family wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving together.
Knowing that Eileen was nearing the end of her life, the care team at
KMC- providers, nurses, Apple a Day Café staff and others- wanted
to not only honor the family’s request to celebrate at Kirby, but
also to ensure that Eileen and her family had an opportunity to enjoy
their Thanksgiving meal privately. Our team also wanted to give Eileen,
who had spent the past few months at Kirby, an opportunity to enjoy more
than just turkey.
Thanks to the extra efforts of Eileen’s daughters, Vickie Carlton
and Pam McCartney, both of Monticello, and her granddaughter, Kristin
Sowa of Forsyth, the family celebrated and feasted at a table in the Apple
a Day Café- beautifully set with Eileen’s own china and table liners.
“We are very grateful for the exceptional care that our mom received
during her time at Kirby,” Said Pam McCartney. “Allowing our
family the opportunity to not only celebrate Thanksgiving together, but
also give use the chance to make it personal with the dishes mom treasured,
made it a holiday none of us will ever forget. You won’t find a
more compassionate group of people caring for this community. “
Eileen, 97, Passed away on December 21, 2018, at Kirby.
She and her husband, Lloyd, were residents of the Monticello community.
Eileen will always hold a special place in the hearts of those she touched
at Kirby Medical Center.