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08/10/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jane Carney Pillow

Jane Carney Pillow
(May 1933 -  08 Aug 2009)

Newport News High School Class of 1950

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   The sadness among us continues.    Jane Carney Pillow, wife of former Newport News High School teacher,    Mr. Graham Pillow of FL, and herself a graduate of the Class of 1950, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009 in Lakeland, Florida at the age of 76.  Her siblings include   Ann Carney Snider ('54) of VA,   Ellen Carney Manson ('63) of SC, and the late   Joe Carney, Class of 1959 (d. 29 Mar 2006 ).

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   She was the daughter of beloved Newport News physician, Joseph W. Carney, M.D., and his wife,   Edna P. Carney, both deceased.

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  From Jane Chambers of VA - 08/08/09, 3:14 PM - "Possible Newsletter item.":

Dear Carol,
I thought you might want to consider mentioning the passing of    Mrs. Jane (Carney) Pillow in your NNHS Newsletter. I received the message below earlier today from her husband,    Graham Pillow, who taught at NNHS before he came over to CNC (then on 32nd Street) in 1962,  to begin his 16-year teaching career with us as physics professor (and later, computer science professor). I expect many NNHS alumni of the late 50s-early 60s will remember him, as well as some of your alumni who went to CNC in the 1960s- late 70s.

Many of your alumni of the later 60s - mid 70s will remember Jane Pillow as well, because she was CNC's Registrar from 1965 until 1974.  She was a gracious, warm, good-natured lady--very well liked by many students, and the student staff of the 1971 Trident dedicated that yearbook to her.

Both Jane and Graham Pillow are featured (including period photos) on pages 146-149 of Memories of Christopher Newport College: The First Decade.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Jane


From     Graham Pillow (Jefferson HS, Class of 1949) of FL to   Jane Chambers of VA - 08/08/09, 12:51 PM - "  Jane":

JANE:
 
I wanted to let you know that Jane died this morning.  As far as we can tell she died peacefully in her sleep.  She had been heavily medicated for the past week to suppress pain and slept a lot because of that.  The conclusion of a four year battle with cancer and a valiant effort on her part.  We will probably try to plan a memorial service in Newport News sometime later but I don't know when.  Steve will probably have more information later this month.
 
Graham

    Oh, no, I'm so very, very sorry to learn this! Thank you for letting us know, Jane. Our deepest condolences are extended to Mr. Pillow and his entire family and all their many friends.


 From http://www.hodgesfuneralhome.com/serviceschedule.html (Lakeland, FL) - 08/10/09:

      Jane Carney Pillow

  Jane Carney Pillow died in Lakeland, August 8, 2009 of cancer. 

She was born to Joseph W. and Edna P. Carney in May 1933 in (Richmond), Virginia.  She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, E. Graham Pillow; their sons, David and Steve and her 10 grandchildren.  Her sisters, Ellen C. Manson of Santee and Ann C. Snyder are still living but she is preceded by her brother Joseph W. Carney, Jr., and her mother and father. 

Jane was a devoted wife and mother and leaves behind her many dear friends.  Her Christian example gave great support to both her family and many friends.  She loved music and performed often, especially in local churches. 

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Jane was a talented teacher.  Gracious, warm and good-natured, Jane was very well liked by he students and taught people to be the best they could be and to share their love of life with others. 

 
Jane Carney Pillow
 

Jane Pillow made the world a better place and will be remembered at a Memorial service to be held in the chapel of the Estates at Carpenters in
Lakeland at 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2009.

To send condolences to the family, please email a note to the family at: Michael@hodgesfuneralhome.com


 From the Daily Press - 08/14/09:

        Jane Carney Pillow

  LAKELAND, FLA. - Jane Carney Pillow was born to Joseph W. and Edna P. Carney in May 1933 in Richmond, Va.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, E. Graham Pillow; their sons, David and Steve; and her ten grandchildren; her sisters, Ellen C. Manson and Ann C. Snider are still living but she is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph W. Carney Jr., and her mother and father.

Jane was a devoted wife and mother and leaves behind her many dear friends. Her Christian example gave great support to both her family and many friends. She loved music and performed often, especially in local churches.

A graduate of the College of William and Mary and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Jane was a talented teacher. Gracious, warm, and good-natured, Jane was very well liked by her students and taught people to be the best they could be and to share their love of life with others.
 
Jane Carney Pillow
 

Jane Pillow made the world a better place and will be remembered at a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Deer Park Baptist Church, Newport News. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from August 14 to August 15, 2009.

August 14, 2009
 
Steve and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember her singing at First Baptist Church Downtown. We know that she is now singing in a heavenly choir! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan Anderson Hanson
 
~ Ronnie and Susan Hanson, Newport News, Virginia
 

August 14, 2009

I read with remembrance of a teacher who taught me in elementary school in Newport News. I remember a kind, funny lady who made me think, react and ponder what life had in store for me. I am much farther along in life than I thought I would ever be, but I don't think I would be this far if not for Jane Pillow. God bless her and her family. bwallace

~ B. Wallace
 

 

 

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Jane's entire family and their friends at this time.


  From Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC - 08/09/09 - "  Mrs. Jane Carney Pillow":

Mrs. Jane Pillow was one of my favorite teachers.  She was my fifth grade teacher at John W. Daniel (across from NNHS).  Her father, Dr. Carney, was also our family doctor.  I remember my dad taking me to see Dr. Carney when I was around five and Dr. Carney tried to get me to follow him into another room in his office.  No way was that going to happen!  I knew that room was for injections!  I took off on foot and ran from 31st and West Avenue all the way to my parents' restaurant (34th and Washington Avenue), where my mom was waiting for me with a switch.  I also went back and got the shot!  I'll never forget that day!

Margaret Kailos-Lee (1967)

   Thanks so much, Margaret!


    From Bill Campbell ('54) of VA - 08/15/09:

Carol,

I just wanted to let you know that    Jane Carney Pillow graduated from NNHS in 1950. Her sister,   Ann, was co-valedictorian, with Vianne Bryant, in my Class of 1954. Jane played the organ and Ann sang at my wedding in 1957. Both of the Carney girls were very sweet young ladies. I didn't know her other siblings.

Bill Campbell, '54
Williamsburg, VA

   Thank you so much for confirming that for me, Bill! I didn't know the three oldest Carney children, but    Ellen ('63) and I were in band together, and she was a very sweet girl, too.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865


Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Image of Phi Beta Kappa Key courtesy of http://minerva.stkate.edu/news_events.nsf/stories/AJFN-784M95?OpenDocument - 09/13/08

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

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