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Longtime nurse recalls Whitley hospital of old

September 14, 2011

Mary (Bollinger) Thomas, second from left, receives her nurse’s cap and a candle on the occasion of graduating from nursing school. Joining her are fellow nurses Martha Warstler, Barbara Horn and Mary McGarrell. — photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY – Parkview Whitley Hospital likely will be razed – and it’s time to say goodbye. Many local residents are fondly remembering the health care facility.
Tunker resident Mary (Bollinger) Thomas was a nurse at the local hospital beginning in 1959, retiring in 2000. She recently took a walk down memory lane with The Post & Mail concerning her career and the many changes in medicine.
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