Colonial Springs Reflections Volume 29, Issue 5 May 2018 Colonial Springs Healthcare Center is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 417-326-6000 Facility Location: 750 West Cooper, Buffalo, MO 65622, 417-345-2228 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Resident Spotlight 1 Facebook 1 Resident Pictures 2 Upcoming Activities 2 Calendar of Events 3 Resident Birthdays 4 New Residents 4 Like us on Facebook! Colonial Springs has a Facebook page! “Like” us to keep up with all the latest activities and events at Colonial Springs Look for the icon pictured below and don’t forget to click “Like.” Res id e nt S po t li gh t : W i l la Kuec k Willa Kueck was born Oct. 4, 1935, to William and Irene Hamilton in Northern Kansas City. Willa was the baby of the family, having one brother, George and a sister, Laura. When Willa was in the elementary school, her family moved to Independence. She graduated from North East High School in 1953. On Oct. 6 of that same year, she married the love of her life, Earl Kueck, whom she dated through high school and met through her brother. Willa worked as a secretary throughout her working life. She worked at several banks, but most of her time was spent at Sheffield Steel in Kansas City. This was the perfect job, be- cause Earl worked here as well. Willa has one son, Billy, who resides in Buffalo with his wife, Sandy, and she has two wonder- ful grandchildren, Gavin and Alex. When Willa wasn’t working, her and Earl loved to go fishing. “One time while we were out on the lake, I threw out my line and I caught the seat of Earl’s pants. We laughed so hard. He never let that down,” said Willa. “He was quite a jewel and we enjoyed each other’s company. I really miss him.” Earl passed away in 1969 from cancer. It was then that Willa moved to Buffalo to be closer to her parents. She opened up a flower shop on the square called, Billies, and sold a variety of sprays and decorative designs. Willa became a part of the Colonial Springs family last November. She enjoys attending church activities, musical events, exercise class and loves going on outings. She is a joy to be around. Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Colonial Springs Healthcare Center has opportunities in its volunteer and nursing program. For more information call Theresa Dill, administrator, today at 417-345-2228.