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    Resident finds faith, food and friends key to assisted living

    Before Peggy Thomas moved to Farmington Presbyterian Manor, she had two basic requests for life in assisted living: space and light.“The place where I was living was redecorating and they put me in a real, tiny room. I got claustrophobia and left. It was dark.   Read More...

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    Resident enjoyed rewarding career in the funeral home business

    Although she started out simply answering the door, resident Mary Vial worked her way up the ladder and was eventually a funeral home director at a time when it was a male-dominated profession.“I started in 1958. I married into a family that owned a funeral home. I was married to the mortician.   Read More...

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    ‘Kitty’ finds home at community

    There are a lot of couples who make their home at Farmington Presbyterian Manor, but when it comes to families of three, Phyllis, George and Kitty McGuire are unique.Kitty, a gray cat with a black stripe that runs from its head down its back, has been a part of the McGuire family for over six years. When it came time for Phyllis and George to move into the community, Phyllis wasn’t about to leave her behind.“Before we moved here, we lived out in the country and one day we heard a cat...  Read More...

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    Glen Broombaugh makes a comeback

    After three years learning how to play the hammered dulcimer, assisted living resident Glen Broombaugh had a stroke and has spent the past 11 months gaining back most of what he lost last August. Now, he’s pushing himself outside his comfort zone to share his talent with others.Glen’s interest in the hammered dulcimer developed over many years when he had seen the instrument in Branson.“I was about 82 years old and my cousin had a hammered dulcimer she wanted to sell so I bough...  Read More...

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    Carol Willman continues to make a difference

    March is Women’s History Month, where we celebrate female visionaries and trailblazers past and present. This year we’re shining the spotlight on resident Carol Willman for her work as a special education teacher, active volunteer and mission committee member.Born and raised in St. Louis, Carol got her PhD from the University of Michigan in special education with an emphasis on the multiply handicapped.  Read More...