HONORARY RESCUE TEAM MEMBERS
Wanda King Anglin, 92, of Berea, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at The Terrace Nursing and Rehab Center. She was the mother of our dear team member Bertha Stamper who joined our team and adopted "Barbie" who resides at McConathy Farm.
Wanda was a LaJunior, Kentucky native (Harlan County) born June 16, 1924, daughter of the late David and Bernice Burns King and had been a resident of Berea for over 80 years. Wanda was a graduate of Good Samaritan Nursing School and the University of Kentucky, member of Liberty Avenue Baptist Church, and the Hardees Coffee Club.
During her 50 year career as a registered nurse she served as a private duty nurse in Danville and Lancaster, an O.B. Nurse at Berea Hospital, nurse at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital (Irvine, Kentucky), and Brodhead Nursing Home.
Her last position of employment was Brodhead Nursing Home. This came about because her father-in-law, Bennie Anglin, who loved sausage and biscuits, was in the nursing home. Every morning she cooked sausage and biscuits which she and her late husband, Bob, delivered to Bennie. She began to volunteer more and more at the nursing home which turned into a part-time position that transitioned into a full time position.
Wanda loved animals. She and her husband took in stray cats and dogs on their farm and gave then a home. She had 2 special cats, Honey and Sweetie, and her grand-dog, Macy. She enjoyed hearing about her daughters visits to McConathy Farm and the mini horse Barbie.
Donations made in her honor by:
Mrs. Bertha Stamper
Mrs. Sheila Frederick
IN MEMORY & HONOR OF PATRICIA H. RABITS (2-13-57 to 6-3-16)
Quoted from her obituary at Clark Legacy Center:
"Patricia H. Rabits, 59, died early Friday morning, June 3, 2016, at her home. She was born February 13, 1957 in Roaring Springs, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Fae Rabits. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Jr. Rabitz and her special friend and partner of 20 years, Carl Williams.
Ms. Rabitz was a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a BA in 1978. After receiving her degree from the University of Kentucky School of Law, from that point forward, she practiced in Lexington. She loved horses. Often she could be found at local stables spoiling them with peppermint treats and religiously following the horse racing career of her namesake, Call Pat.
Donations made in her honor by:
Sarah and Edward Nichols 6-15-16
Paul F. Guthrie 6-15-16
Lisa Beech, Amanda Sturgill's mother, was a huge fan of horse rescue and was the original owner of Jake!! Always being a big horse lover she bought her first horse, a black Tennessee Walker mare with two blue eyes in 1998. She fell even more in love with horses.
Lisa rescued Jake in 1999 when she found her dream horse in a little appaloosa gelding that had a terminally ill owner. Keeping him for her daughter to ride and grow up with.
Born in 1966 she battled cancer 6 times in her life, the first time being just 15 years old.
She was born and raised in Lexington Ky, where she was married and had a daughter, whom she shared her passion for second chances for animals with.
She was very active with her daughter, Amanda, in our rescue. In September 2015 she went into the hospital and was transferred to hospice. But her love for horses didn't stop there, the team repaid her for all the support she had shown us in the past years by trailering her rescue and 16 year partner, Jake, to the hospital to see her one last time. Her love for horses was passed on to her daughter Amanda who keeps her mother's passion alive in our rescue.
James Elliott McConathy, Jr. (1-5-37 to 9-15-85) Jim was the father of Pat, Lisa and Julie McConathy who was an avid horse lover. He once owned a white stallion. He introduced his children to all kinds of horses at a very young age. He was an owner, trainer and trail rider. He also dabbled in race horses as an owner who would trailer his own horse to the track along with his friends. He once walked a winning horse into a country bar after a big win! He loved all horses not just one breed. The first foal Lisa ever saw born was "Dusty" a quarter horse that he and Lisa assisted in delivering! He is responsible for the love of horses Lisa has and was her inspiration for starting McConathy Farm Rescue Team!