Anne Mooneyhan

Obituary of Anne Mooneyhan

WEST COLUMBIA - A service to celebrate the life of Patricia """Anne""" Price Mooneyhan, 78, will be held at 4 pm Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Cayce, officiated by Rev. Alexander H. Twedt. Interment will follow at Celestial Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be: Earle (Bubba) Williams, Jr., Russell Dixon, Allan Hicks, Verne Mooneyhan, Steve Mooneyhan, Warren Snoddy, Stuart Holcombe, Rick Bouknight, Quen Rish and Matt Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be the Challengers Circle and the Wednesday Morning Bible Study Class at Transfiguration Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm this (TUESDAY) evening at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia. Memorials may be made to Transfiguration Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2461, Cayce, SC 29033, The Bob Mooneyhan Athletic Scholarship at Airport High School, 1315 Boston Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29170, or Brookland-Cayce High School, Education Foundation, 1300 State Street, Cayce, SC 29033.Mrs. Mooneyhan, beloved widow of Robert """Bob""" Thayle Mooneyhan, Sr., passed into eternal life on Monday, August 23, 2010. Born July 28, 1932 in West Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of the late Dr. William H. Price and LouBelle Fallaw Price. Mrs. Mooneyhan attended Brookland Grammar School and graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School in 1951. At Brookland-Cayce she excelled academically and participated in numerous extracurricular activities. She earned an English letter and was an honor graduate. She was voted """Friendliest""" in her senior class. Mrs. Mooneyhan received a Liberal Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Newberry College and a Master""'s Degree in Education from the University of South Carolina. Her career involved substituting at A.C. Flora High School before beginning work in Lexington District II as a substitute teacher and homebound teacher. She left the Brookland-Cayce Schools in 1966 to teach at Columbia High School for 3 years, where, along with other duties, she helped the school publish their first literary magazine. The 1969 edition was dedicated in her honor. Mrs. Mooneyhan returned to Lexington District II to teach one year at Northside Middle School. She then moved to Brookland-Cayce High School where she taught in the English Department until she retired in 1988. She served on various department and school committees and was an active member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Sorority and in local state and national education associations. Her greatest experience and impact however, was as an English teacher. She loved being around students and delighted in helping them discover new ideas and concepts that would make learning fun. She particularly enjoyed helping students appreciate the value of words in poetry and prose.Mrs. Mooneyhan ("""MAW"""), a member of Transfiguration Lutheran Church was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be dearly missed.Surviving are her sons: Rob Mooneyhan and Bill Mooneyhan (Laura) of West Columbia; daughter, Kathy Singleton (Gary) of Gaston; grandchildren, Emily Mooneyhan of Cayce, Michelle, Charlene, and Bill Mooneyhan, Jr., of West Columbia, Shannon Backman (Calvin), Wil Singleton (Lauren) and Thayle Singleton all of Gaston; great grandchildren, David Lyell Mooneyhan of Cayce, Emily Grace Backman of Gaston; sister, Mickey Walkup; sister-in-law, Lena Mooneyhan; brother-in-law, Earle Williams all of West Columbia; also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mooneyhan was predeceased by sisters, Elaine Williams and Sarah Dixon; in-laws, Jesse and Irene Rish, Jack and Martha Mooneyhan, Esther Mooneyhan, Wallace Walkup and H.A. Dixon.The family appreciates the many expressions of kindness from her many friends and loved ones throughout her life and especially at the time of her illness. Special thanks to the staff of Agape Hospice and special caregiver, Chrissy Singleton.Family and friends may sign the on-line guest book at: www.thompsonsfuneral.com

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