An obituary in Thursday's editions about Blanche McKimmey, 99, a retired registered nurse who died April 16, failed to state that in addition to John F. George, a nephew with whom she had lived since 1969, survivors include one other nephew and four nieces.
Blanche McKimmey, 99, a retired registered nurse and a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died April 16 at her home in Lovettsville, Va.
Miss McKimmey, who was born at Brookside Farm near Taylorstown in Loudoun County, moved to Washington in 1899. She graduated from the old Garfield Hospital School of Nursing and was licensed as a registered nurse in 1904.
For most of her career, she was a private-duty nurse. Among her patients was Col. John Singleton Mosby, the famous Confederate cavalry leader who became known as "The Gray Ghost" through his exploits as a scout and leader of small bands of troops during the Civil War. Mosby died in Washington on May 30, 1916, at the age of 83.
During World War I, Miss McKimmey served in the Army Nurse Corps. After the war, she returned to Washington and continued to live and work here. In 1969, she moved to Meadowbrook Farm, the residence of a nephew, John F. George, where she spent the rest of her life.
Miss McKimmey was a member of the Jane Delano Post of the American Legion in Washington, which awarded her a 50-year certificate, and of the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association, which in 1980 gave her a Certificate of Recognition for Dedicated Service. She also was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Among her interests was travel and Miss McKimmey visited Europe, Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean as well as many parts of the United States.
Apart from her nephew, she leaves no immediate survivors.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville, or to the Lovettsville Fire and Rescue Services.