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12/28/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary Frances Langley Grasty

Mary Frances Langley Grasty
(30 Dec 1921 - 26 Dec 2014)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is more sad if rather belated news today.  
    Mary Frances Langley Grasty, Class of February 1945, sister of the late Gene Langley and Ernest Langley, passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 87.


     From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 02/07/14, 10:47 PM - "Deaths to report":

...      Mary Frances Langley Grasty, class of Feb. 1945, passed away on Dec. 26, 2014. She was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church. Her funeral was on January 3rd at Orcutt Baptist Church...

   Thank you so much, Fred. I remember reading Mrs. Grasty's obituary, but as it didn't specifically mention NNHS, I thought she must have been a Hampton gal. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your friend.  


From the Daily Press - 12/28/14:   

                    Mary Frances Langley Grasty
 

   

NEWPORT NEWS - Mary Frances Grasty, 87, passed away on December 26, 2014. Mary Frances was born September 6, 1927 in Elizabeth City County (Hampton) to Maude Fauber and Heber Vanburen Langley.

At age 9, she was baptized at Orcutt Avenue Baptist Church, where she remained a member until her death.

She married Robert Grasty Jr., in 1947 and grieved his death until she drew her last breath. In 1954, twin sons David Nelson Grasty Sr., and Robert Ryan Grasty arrived to complete the family.

Her life was devoted to the service of the Lord. She received her nursing degree from Dixie Hospital School of Nursing in February, 1968 and worked in various positions ending her career as a supervisor at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Va., in 1991 with 21 years of service. She served on the Nursing Review Board for the state of Va., and retired in 1998.

 

 
 
 


She also served on a wide variety of Executive Boards through out her life. She continued her work by becoming a missionary and serving the people of South Fla., after hurricane Andrew in 1992.

In 1997, she became an ordained missionary and went to spread God's word in Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and Greece. She was a member of Chapter #40, Order of the Eastern Star since 1955 and became an ordained Deacon in 2003.

She delivered meals on wheels until recently. She had an amazing life filled with love and service and will be sorely missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse Bobby, her brothers, Gene Langley and Ernest Langley.

She is survived by sons, David and Ryan Grasty; daughter in law, Hui Muk Grasty; grandson, David Jr.; and granddaughter, Kimberly Grasty; and four great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Janet, Adam, and Raven Grasty; sisters-in-law, Anne M. Grasty and Janice Grasty; numerous nieces and nephews; and 2 spiritually adopted sons and families in Ukraine, Eugen Markarof and Igor Bondura. She had a lot of loving, supportive friends, neighbors and medical staff.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Orcutt Baptist Church on Saturday, January 3rd at 11 a.m with burial following in Peninsula Memorial Park. Reception will follow services at the church social hall, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Ark of Rescue Church, or Grace Baptist Church and Children's Shelter, Odessa Ukraine (Through Orcutt Baptist Church), or Orcutt Baptist Church 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, 23602. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on December 28, 2014. (There were 21 entries in the Guest Book; regrettably, all were lost.) 
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Grasty's family and friends at this time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-854-8802


He Leadeth Me

Words by Joseph Henry Gilmore, 1862
(29 Apr 1834 - 23 July 1918)

Music by William Batchelder Bradbury, 1864
(06 Oct 1816 - 07 Jan 1868)
 

He leadeth me: O blessed thought!
O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be,
still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
by waters still, o'er troubled sea,
still 'tis his hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.

Lord, I would place my hand in thine,
nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see,
since 'tis my God that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done,
when by thy grace the victory's won,
e'en death's cold wave I will not flee,
since God through Jordan leadeth me.

He leadeth me, he leadeth me,
by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be,
for by his hand he leadeth me.


"He Leadeth Me" midi courtesy of - I'm not sure, but it's been in my files for a number of years...

"He Leadeth Me" lyrics courtesy of http://biblestudycharts.com/SH_He_Leadeth_Me.html - 08/25/09

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Poinsettia Divider Line clip art courtesy of - umm, I cannot seem to locate that information
at the moment, but it seems to have been in my files since at least 12/12/09....

Order of the Eastern Star Emblem courtesy of http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrichmo/misc/oes.html - 12/20/07

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