Thursday, February 02, 2006

Harold Vanlandingham

My Father in law passed away this past Saturday evening. It was very hard on my little family as my daughters and Mother in law walked into his hospital room and found him without a pulse.

The good folks at the hospital called a "code blue" and entubated him. He eventually breathed on his own for a couple hours, although the breaths were very shallow. Despite that he was essentially gone. Two doctors agreed on that fact. We insisted that the ventillator be disconnected. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter and grandchildren and they were praying at his bedside as he slipped away.

This was from the local paper:


Harold Lee Vanlandingham, 85, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood. He was a retired bus driver for the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky and a member of St. Mary Assumption Catholic Church, Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Vanlandingham; a daughter, Linda O'Hara; a sister, Jeanette Mains; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday with service following at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Memorials: St. Mary Church, Smart Campaign, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.

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