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Granny, We Miss You!
Sharing memories at Tom and Susie's
At rest with D.S. and infant son.
                        Barbara reflects
...and delicious food, courtesy of Tom and Susie
Karen says a final 'good bye'
Remember, Jackie was ever joyful!
                            Beth with Lydia
Gwen remembers
Suzanne with Karen
Remembering when...
Jackie Rumph Anthony 1917 - 2005
Jackie Rumph Anthony, 87, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2005, at home.Jackie Rumph Anthony
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Memorials: May be made to Happy Hill Academy, HC 51, Box 56, Granbury, Texas 76048.
Jackie was born Aug. 14, 1917, in New York, N.Y. She owned and operated a gift boutique shop, retiring approximately in 1970. Jackie was a gracious hostess and adored by her family, friends and all who knew her. She was a lifetime member of the Petroleum Club. She was preceded in death by her husbands, David S. Rumph, Jr., and Dr. Ernest E. Anthony, Jr.; and an infant son.
Survivors: Stepdaughter, Carol Hackleman and husband, Jay; niece, Elizabeth Rumph Jones; nephew, David Ross Rumph; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
As published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
March 30, 2005

Greeting friends and neighbors...
         Carol with Mary and Elaine
Marie and Ian with Mary and Dr. Ross Rumph
A time for family to gather with friends
  Tom, Sarah, Beth and the Vermillions

My son, hear the instruction of thy father,
and forsake not the law of thy mother.
Proverbs 1:8
Christmas 2004 with Granny
Entertaining in her boudoir, summer 2004
Christmas 2003 on Tanglewood Trail
Christmas 2003

Thou [art] my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7

A Tribute
April 5, 2005
Granny is dearly loved and sorely missed. I miss laughing my heart out at her frank and hilarious stories, holding her hand as we talked about life, hearing her ever-ready yet heartfelt response, "I love you MORE." Granny holds a dear place in my heart that no one can touch.
Proverbs 17:22 says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones." Granny, through her response to countless tragedies and painful circumstances, has become my Proverbs 17:22 hero. Her joy was nearly unshakable, even through her lasting illness. And she lived far longer than the doctors deemed possible!
To share a little bit of the "lighthearted" legacy Granny has left behind, here are a few lessons Granny taught me over the years:
Top "10" Lessons I Learned From Granny
(Make that 11, because Granny didn't follow the rules, either):
1. When you have company, always ask how their families are doing. Don't send them away until they've eaten far more than they bargained for.
2. Pack light and don't worry about it - buy the rest when you get there!
3. Age brings many privileges... You can kiss just about anybody without raising an eyebrow.
4. Be friendly to everyone you meet - perfect strangers just may become lifelong friends.
5. Make a big deal out of holidays - find every reason to celebrate.
6. A package sent to a child will be remembered for decades.
7. If you're on a diet, cheat.
8. Don't beat around the bush. Just tell it like it is.
9. Every painful situation brings with it something to laugh about.
10. Think on the positive. Talk about the positive. You will live longer, enjoy your days, and people will want to be with you!
11. Tell your family repeatedly how much you love them. And when you do, tell them as if you've never told them before.
If imitation is the greatest of all compliments, I have one to offer: I want to be just like my Granny when I 'grow up'! I truly mean it.
I would be remiss not to thank my Heavenly Father for the tender reassurance that through His Son, we can have eternal life. This means that Granny's life has not just ended. In reality it has just begun! Having passed from this world, she knows the truth of this far better than I. Although my heart aches in her absence here, I look ahead, longing to spend eternity with her - praising our magnificent Creator together!
Beth Hackleman 
Always an 'open door' policy
                   March 2004
Never too young (or old) for a game of Skip-Bo
Mr. Kitty comes to live with Jackie
Nicholas at Christmas 2001
Holding little Nicholas, December 2000

A father of the fatherless,
and a judge of the widows,
is God in his holy habitation.
God setteth the solitary in families:
he bringeth out those which are bound with chains:
but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Psalm 68:5-6
Hugs and 'hot' food!
           December 2001

Cousins with Jackie, 1996
Surrounded by teenagers in 1993

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry [them] in his bosom,
[and] shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 40:11

A day at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, in 1980
The Anthony's welcome Marie, December 1972
Marie visits Jackie in 1973, tours Fort Worth Zoo
Presenting... Dr. and Mrs. E.E. Anthony, Jr., December 30, 1967
Ernest and Jackie at Dr. Mal's

>>Dr. E.E. Anthony, Jr. Memories (coming soon)

One [thing] have I desired of the LORD,
    that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
    all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
    and to enquire in his temple.
Psalm 24:4
Helen 'Jackie' Perry
More from the guest book...
Jackie Rumph Anthony
August 13, 2005
The tears which hid from my eyes when last we said goodbye, now trickle down a face which feels your hands' embrace...two days from now your birthday it would have been...I'll write again...I miss you, Granny. I miss you!
Suzanne Smith (Newport Beach, CA )
July 26, 2005
One couldn't have had a better Granny!
Fond memories flood all of our minds: swimming in the backyard pool, donuts as a special treat, Mr. Kitty, Wheel of Fortune, flashing the porch light as we leave, "TJMack", Dancing in her wheel chair, "Santi Claus", kisses on our cheeks, "I love you MORE", "Italiano!", always a smile, never complaining, "Eat some more", everything with lace, a generous giver...
We'll miss Granny.
Kenton, Laura & Tyler Steryous (Roanoke, VA )
April 20, 2005
Jackie was a survivor…
Orphaned by the age of 10, suffered polio as a young adult, buried two husbands, out lived her heart doctor! Survived innumerable close calls with death. Her stories made the depression exciting.
Jackie was an adventurer…
Europe, Japan, Peru, U.S. road trips traveling to wherever Jay and I were with the birth of each new grandchild.
Jackie was a decorator…
Making and sharing wonderful aprons, fancy sheets, receiving blankets, nightgowns, pj’s, all decorated with lace, trims, etc.
Always calling to tell about a new improvement for her house. Always having a well-stocked pantry. Always an invitation to eat. Always well supplied with gifts for the expected and unexpected visitor. Always remembering family members with a gift on birthdays, Valentine's Day, Easter and Christmas.
What a legacy!
Carol Hackleman ( MI )
April 20, 2005
Jackie was much loved, and is sorely missed. She was testimony to the truth of this Song of David penned 3,000 years ago--
A father of the fatherless,
a judge of the widows,
is God in his holy habitation.
God setteth the solitary in families:
he bringeth out those which are bound with chains:
but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
Psalm 68:5-6
Jay Hackleman ( MI )
March 31, 2005
For Jackie, who was always uplifting, caring and positive. Never one to complain, only seeing the best in others.
I have been truly blessed for having the opportunity to have cared for Jackie. She will always hold a special place in my heart, a piece of which she took with her. I will miss you. A special thank you to all the girls who took such wonderful care of Jackie and loved her.
Karen Williams (Fort Worth, TX )
March 30, 2005
Granny (Jackie) always had a smile on her face and loved to have us grandkids around. My wife Sarah and I were blessed to have the opportunity to visit with her Easter Morning. She was in great spirits and was telling us how she was going to get better and take us out for a special meal. We love her very much. Thank you Mr. Kitty for keeping her spirits up for so long. May the Lord Bless all those who loved and cared for our Granny.
Thomas & Sarah Hackleman (Boerne, TX )
March 30, 2005
Jackie was a part of our family because of her marriage to D.S. Rumph, my uncle Mal's brother. I have many happy memories of sharing holidays and other events at our home. She was fun loving & sweet.
Dorothy Evans (Abilene, TX )
March 30, 2005
Jackie was a great lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her when I worked for Mal Rumph and Dr. Anthony. She was truly a joy to know.
Lynnda Womack (Keller, TX )