PEDESTAL CALHOUN EDUCATOR DON MCCARTNEY PASSES - "If Students Were Curious, We'd Have No Problem Educating"

(04/07/2016)

McCartney and his wife Anne at their Steer Creek farm

By Bob Weaver

Longtime Calhoun educator 88-year-old Don McCartney died April 5 at his home on Russett Road, following a teaching career that spanned over 30 years.

McCartney said, "Students like to be challenged an inspired. If all students were curious, we'd have no problem educating," he said.

McCartney reveled in the value of poetry, literature, music to enhance the lives of people, often quoting from memory long narrative poems.

He was also a life-long farmer.

"Some people look at the world and life and never see the beauty, mystery and creation." "I hope that I have helped some of them to experience that," he said.

Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. John Vannoy officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday evening from 4-9 p.m. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

READ MORE ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DON MCCARTNEY:   PEDESTAL CALHOUN TEACHER DON MCCARTNEY - 'Students Like To Be Challenged And Inspired'


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