By: Martha SparksSociety Editor
June 15, 2013
The Logan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held a memorial service in honor of their deceased members on April 13 at the First Christian Church in Logan.
President Beverly Roark welcomed the auxiliary members, friends and families with a question ‘What were you doing in September, 1971?’
On that date in Logan County, a group of ladies wanting to do something special established the auxiliary to serve the citizens of Logan and surrounding areas. Roark credited the success of the long-time auxiliary to the dedication and hard work of all its deceased members.
Roark introduced John E. Walker, Chief Operating Officer of Logan Regional Medical Center, who congratulated the auxiliary on its accomplishments and extended his appreciation to the dedication of its members to the hospital in the different services provided.
A Litany of Remembrance was led by the president following the hymns “Victory in Jesus” and “Amazing Grace”. Alice Cheek, Norma Miller and Pauline Fortune conducted the candle lighting ceremony and the reading of the roll call of the deceased members.
Rev. Andy Wade gave the Meditation followed by a responsive Scripture reading. Rev. Wade gave the benediction following the hymn “Blest Be the Tide That Binds” and a reception was held for everyone to enjoy the refreshments, view the numerous scrap books of the many year’s of accomplishments and to visit with friends.
Those attending were Alice Cheek, Hazel Browning, Larry Roark, Beverly Roark, Andy Wade,
Bertha Curnutte, Delores Murray, Nancy Garrett, Gay Cook, Lillian Clegg, Margaret Shriver,
Janice Barker, Cecil Willis, Nora Willis, Edna Napier, Barbara Meade, Gary Carter, Paul Meade,
Charlene Meade, Johnny Meade, Kathryn Dillon, Anita Lanthorne, Effie White, Les Vannatter,
Martha Vannatter, Lotus Martin, Betty Toney, Mary Casey, Norma Miller, Pat J. White, Marilyn
Smith, Geraldine Smith, Connie Davis, Mary Elizabeth Davis, Midge Cox, Wade McKinney, Betty Adkins, Mary Beth Ferrell, Margaret Gore, Peggy Heatherman, Pauline Fortune, Dewey Meade, Kenneth Meade, Kimberly Meade, Hessie Gunnells, Linda McGlothen, Roscoe Adkins, Rhoda Adkins, Patricia Maynard, Jennie Porter, Jack Porter, Mr. & Mrs. John Walker, Brenda Stover, Roseanne Kosher, June Suarez, Elizabeth Wilson Witten, Jeremy Meade, Isaiah Meade, Lora Horn, Isabella Meade, Lisa M. Conner, Thelma Ellis and Betty Spears.
The Auxiliary is an affiliate of AWVHA (Auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Association).