Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Joan Anthrop Katz

Today I attended a funeral for a former classmate. Joan Anthrop Katz. Joan has been married to Vincent for a lot of years. They never had any children. Joan was a nurse and a very good one. She was one that took all the "smart" classes in school. Vince took care of her until her organs began to fail. He then took her to the hospital where she died a day or two later.

About a year ago she passed out one evening at home. Vince called 911. Joan woke up 3 or 4 days later with all kinds of tubes coming out of her. Being a nurse she knew immediately this wasn't good. They discovered she had a brain tumor and had removed it. She got better and returned to work part time. Then sometime earlier this year (I believe it was late spring) they found a mass in her chest. At this time she was so weak Vince got her a motorized wheel chair. There was radiation done on the mass, but no Chemo.

But she didn't have any hair, just a little fuzz on her head. Other than that she looked pretty good. There were about 7 girls from our class at the funeral. One coming from Michigan and two from around Indianapolis. So sad. That makes 7 from my class that have died. I think this is the 5th one from cancer.

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