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Friendship lives on in daily coffee service

When Barbara Booth's long-time friend and neighbor Mary Glace moved to Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, she wanted to continue their tradition of regular chats over coffee. So Barbara joined Mary at Presbyterian Manor on a regular basis to continue their longstanding coffee meetings.

After Mary passed away in 1999, Barbara asked if there was anything she could do to honor her friend. It was suggested that she volunteer, and since that time, Barbara has been coming to Clay Center Presbyterian Manor five days a week to make, pour and refill coffee — and do anything else that might be needed.

Barbara said Presbyterian Manor is now simply a part of her life. She loves the people she has served and the friends she has made. She recalls being picked up by staff when there was snow so she could still come up to volunteer, and she appreciates the outpouring of support she has received from the residents and staff over the years; most recently after the passing of her son.

If you want to have a warm cup of coffee and a great conversation, come to the Garden Terrace Dining Room at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor 7–8 a.m. Monday through Friday to join Barbara. She is a true delight, and we are blessed to have her as a volunteer.

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