Goodbye, Nana…

(L-R) The author and his grandmother Kathleen Ruth Warner many years ago.

I’m sad to report that my maternal grandmother, Kathleen Ruth Warner, died this week.

I’ll miss a lot of things about her. She used to send me clippings from her local paper anytime there was anything about Buddhism in it. She made me laugh watching her beloved Tampa Bay Devil Rays, whenever one of the players committed an error. (“Oh, you big dummy!”)

Goodbye, Nana. We love you…

Kathleen Ruth Warner, 94, of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Westminster Suncoast Nursing Home. Born in Upper Sandusky, OH, she came here in 1977 from Columbus, OH. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Daniel; daughter, Dana (Jim); son Daniel (Mary); sister, Joan Hudson and grandchildren, Anna, Daniel and Karen. A service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 7th at Christ United Methodist Church. Donations may be made in her name to Christ United Methodist Church.


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