November is National Home Health and Hospice Month. We are honoring some of our wonderful patients.
On November 25 Ethel Mae Kibler will celebrate her 100th birthday. Mrs. Kibler was born on November 25, 1913 in Marion, VA to the late H. Wise Wheeler and Amanda Johnson Wheeler. She is the widow of both William Lee Yancey and Carl M. Kibler. Mrs. Kibler has one son, William Lee Yancey Jr. of Altoona, Pennsylvania; one granddaughter of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania; and two great-grandsons, Gregory Morgan and Patrick Morgan, both of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Kibler is a graduate of Marion High School in Marion, VA. She studied private voice and piano lessons in Marion under LaRue Shipley and received private organ lessons under Frances Wheeler at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland.
She taught music for kindergarteners at St. John’s Lutheran Christian School in Baltimore for 14 years and was a music instructor for the public schools in Sugar Grove, Virginia. Mrs. Kibler taught piano for more than 70 years combined.
In 1972 she moved to Greeneville, Tenn., where she soon resumed her private teaching. She served as an organist at Towering Oaks Baptist Church for more than 20 years.
A special friend, Christine Hawk, and Morning Pointe employees and residents will host a celebration in Mrs. Kibler’s honor on Nov. 24, 2013 from 2-4 pm.