As you know by reading my wife's blog, her grandmother passed away early yesterday morning. She was 94 and was treated for Alzheimers for the last 13 years of her life. I didn't get to know her all that well, but from what everybody has told me, she was a good woman. She raised 10 kids, was always a gracious hostess when we went to Burnsville, West Virginia to visit, which wasn't often enough, and most important, she loved the Lord.
The good news is that Iva Ramsey is now back with her husband, Clarence, who left this life in January, 1977. I never got to meet him since I first met Kathy in November of that year. Those I met told me that he was a real good man and a licensed minister. Kathy told me several times that she wishes I could have met him, and someday I will.
The mixed bag of emotions I mentioned in the title is this: I feel sad for my wife since she has lost another part of her life, one who had a good influence as she was growing up. Ditto for my mother in law. She lost her mother, that's hard to take at any age. I feel bad for my father in law since he can't travel to WVa for the funeral. We will be staying with him, so that's another reason to feel sad for Kathy.
The eight surviving children hopefully will be able to talk about some good memories about their mother, who no longer has to suffer and is now walking with those who went before her.