December 2017

Stephen K. Rowley II







November 2017

Linda Kartes

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Laughter and tears, joy and sorrow.

Anyone who has deeply loved someone who has passed, has experienced these emotions.

I met the love of my life, Linda Kartes, on a blind date.  We met in November, her birth month.  We celebrated the day we met as an important anniversary, for we both fell in love that night.

Linda was full of life, with this special, beautiful, welcoming smile and laughter.  You met her once and felt like you had known and loved her for years. 

We had a wonderful, fun, happy, marriage.  Years later, we realized she was ill the whole time.  Linda’s last four years were brutal, but she hung in, trying hard to get better.  Her disease eventually took everything but her love of me from her.

I thank God we had each other as long as we did.

Thank you to New Hope for this opportunity to honor my loving wife, Linda.

With love,
Alan Walthall

October 2017

Hannah Rose Doody

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Our daughter Hannah Rose Doody was a phenomenal child. In her short 7

years she made a huge impact on the world around her. She had a way of

making everyone feel special and she lived life to the fullest!

Hannah had a great love and passion for animals…you name it, she has

every type of stuffed animal and begged us to get a cat, a dog or even a

turtle, however we finally settled on bunny named, Snowball.

Hannah was very spunky and willing to try out any new adventure that came

her way. She loved gymnastics, soccer, dance and music and seemingly most things came natural to her.

Hannah knew how to love and made those around her feel very special. As a matter of fact, many of her classmates shared that Hannah was their “best friend” and her Kindergarten teacher commented that she could always count on Hannah for a BIG HUG.

Hannah’s love did not stop there, she loved the Lord! She was bold about her faith and enjoyed attending our church, singing in the choir and praying for her teachers, friends and family.

We miss Hannah tremendously but we know in her short years on this earth,

she embraced life to its fullest and helped us see life in a whole new light.

Hannah made us very proud and her spirit lives in our hearts forever.

With Love,

The Doody Family



November 2017 - Stephen K. Rowley II

November 2017 - Linda Kartes

October 2017 - Hannah Rose Doody