Her illness was sudden, her passing swift.
Insidious in nature, the cancer grew quickly and quietly, consuming her body and spirit until it was too late to even treat the disease. The best they could do was make her comfortable in the end, try to alleviate some pain.
From the day she found out until the day she passed, less than four months.
The entire town came out to honor her life, for she’d been part of the community for more than forty years. Her daughters gave beautiful eulogies, as did her three oldest grandchildren. Well-loved and duly missed.