Langley, Rosa Mae Dill

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Rosa Mae (Maisie) Langley, 87, a former longtime resident of Abilene, Texas, died Saturday, March 11, 2006 in Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va.

The daughter of Rosa (Le Blanc) and Robert E. Dill, she was born on May 22, 1918 in Donaldsonville, La., where she graduated from St. Vincent’s High School. After receiving her registered nurse’s diploma from Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., Maisie served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps for ten years.

She married P. E. (Red) Langley on April 16, 1949 in Midland, Texas, and moved from Roswell to Abilene in 1956. Mrs. Langley was a homemaker and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Abilene. She was a long term volunteer for both the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.

In 2001 she moved from Abilene to Largo, Fla. to be near family, and three weeks ago moved from Florida to Blacksburg, Va., again to be near family.

Mrs. Langley was preceded in death by her husband, Red, in 1972; five brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael Langley and wife, Pam, of Blacksburg, Va.; her daughter, Mary Beth Langley of Clearwater, Fla.; grandsons, John Redman Langley, Brian Michael Langley, and Eric Rahtz; a sister-in-law; nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18 in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 1241 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas 79601, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 41, Abilene, Texas 79604, or West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas 79605.