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McKENZIE — Retired elementary school teacher Lanier Mabry is celebrating her 105th birthday today, September 8 at AHC-McKenzie.She taught for 39 years at McKenzie Elementary School and retired …
McKENZIE — Retired elementary school teacher Lanier Mabry is celebrating her 105th birthday today, September 8 at AHC-McKenzie.
She taught for 39 years at McKenzie Elementary School and retired in 1980. She taught third, fourth and fifth grades during her career. She grew up on Forrest Avenue and in 1946, she married Harry Mabry. They bought a house across from her childhood home. They had two sons, Jim and Bob.
On her 100th birthday, she shared the day with friends and former students at Harmony Hills Assisted Living in Huntingdon. She has since relocated to AHC-McKenzie, which is under quarantine just as all nursing homes are across the state.
She and the late Sue Kelley were contemporaries in many ways. They were classmates at McKenzie Schools, classmates at Bethel College and fellow teachers at McKenzie Elementary School. Their birthdays were both in September of 1915.
(Publisher’s note) Mrs. Mabry taught the late James L. Washburn, former publisher of The McKenzie Banner, who would have celebrated his 93rd birthday on Saturday, September 5. She also taught Jeff and Joel Washburn.