Mary Ann Camaan
1947 - 2016
Mary Ann Camann, PhD, PMH-CNS, BC was a founding member of MAAPPNG in1985. She consistently took on active leadership roles in developing, supporting, maintaining the vision, purpose, and benefits for MAAPPNG and all it’s members. She played a major role in developing MAAPPNG’s success as an organization.
After a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer, Mary Ann Camann passed away on March 16, 2016.
Professionally, Mary Ann was a dedicated educator and served as associate professor of Nursing at Kennesaw State University for many years. She was devoted to and highly regarded by her many students and by the Kennesaw State University Nursing Program. She was a distinguished professor and member of numerous professional and honor societies. She published and contributed to many health and medical journals on Mental Health concerns and the crucial role of psychiatric nurses. She gave many professional presentations at conferences, symposiums, and training workshops. She traveled with students to foreign lands during summer sessions. She was the epitome of an excellent Nurse.
Mary Ann will be missed but always remembered by the nurses who worked with her, students who were taught by her, and countless patients whose lives she impacted and were cared for by her.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband Thomas Shillock, her two loving daughters Claire Elizabeth (Jim) Gooch and Meghan Kathleen (Mike) Wilson, and stepson Nicholas Shillock, 36.
Mary Ann loved gardening and was very active in several ministries at her church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church at 634 West Peachtree Street. Her ashes are interred in the church garden, a tradition of the Episcopal faith. She was able to plan her own services and reception. She left a mighty legacy and they say a recipe for her chocolate cake that is the best there is!
Marbury Stegall, RN., M.N., Clinical Nurse Specialist, age 66, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Visiting Nurse Health System Hospice Atlanta Center. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in January, 2014.
Marbury was born on June 23, 1948 in Madison, Wisconsin to Dorothy Lanzendorf Hall and Eldon Gordon Hall. After moving with her family to Atlanta she attended North Springs, her third high school. She distinguished herself by being selected to participate in the Governor's Honors Program, National Beta Club, and was a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She was in North Springs first graduating class in 1966.
She attended Michigan State University for one year and returned to Atlanta. She worked as an operating room technician at Grady Memorial Hospital while attending DeKalb Community College where she received a Nursing Degree. She received her BS in Nursing from Georgia State University and her M.N. from Emory University School of Nursing.
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing her professional lifewas rich and varied. She practiced mental health nursing in the public and private sectors in inpatient, outpatient and nursing education settings. She was a psychotherapist in private practice.
She was a passionate advocate for the nursing profession, and the role of advanced practicce psychiatric nurses in Georgia. She was appointed to The Georgia Board of Nursing by the Governor on May 21, 1997 and served until 2004, serving as Vice President of the board in 2003 and 2004, resigning in 2004. She was commended for her outstanding service by the Georgia Secretary of State.
She retired from Grady Health Systemin 2006 to begin working for Kaiser Permanente in The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
In her professional life she leaves behind many beloved mentees and mentors, friends, coworkers and colleagues. Marbury was a lifelong learner and a tireless researcher, always engaged in planning and executing, personally and professionally, always seeking opportunities and adventures, creative in thought word and deed.
Marbury was a dedicated parent, determined to let no opportunity for her son's growth and development be lost. She participated as an adult leader in The Boy Scouts of America, encouraging Eldon as he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated with honors from Georgia Tech. She loved her son deeply and was immensely proud of his accomplishments, character and his fiancée, Catherine.
Marbury was wise, kind, thoughtful and generous, always encouraging to others. She had a zest for living, and enjoyed planning travel and adventures, usually including her immediate and extended family. She was active in many organizations, neighborhood groups and two local knitting guilds; she was a supporting member of Public Radio and donated time money and energy to many worthy causes.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family that have been supportive during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, for those who choose to do so a donation may be made to the Emory University Rose Dilday Nursing Scholarship in memory of Marbury Stegall at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road NE, Suite 442, Atlanta GA 30322-4207.
A funeral mass for Rose C. Dilday was held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at St Thomas More Catholic Church. Her ashes were interred at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Sandy Springs. Friends and several family members were in attendance. The day, also a celebration of her life, was completed with dinner at Cafe Lily, in keeping with the Italian tradition and a tribute to Rose’s heritage.
Rose enjoyed good health and was able to live independently at Clairmont Place with daily help until just weeks prior to her death. Her 100th Birthday would have been March 28, 2015, an event she was looking forward to and preparing for. Emory University School of Nursing provided a lovely 100th birthday party for her in Hospice Atlanta Emory Hospital. She died December 13, 2014 after a two-week hospitalization.
Rose was an amazing leader and ahead of her time. She was a mentor and a powerful influence on legions of students and many MAAPPNG members enrolled in Emory’s Master's in Psychiatric Nursing program. She was known as a “process” person; helping one to carefully assess and understand whatever system they were working with. She used the phrase "working backwards" to help her students and mentees keep the right goals in sight.
Rose, a widow, never had children of her own but many doting nieces and nephews enriched her life. After her husband passed away in 1997 some of her former students also became involved in her life and care.
For many it was a both a privilege and an honor to know and work with Rose C. Dilday. Fond memories of her will endure and keep her spirit and determination alive.
MAAPPNG will donate to the Rose Dilday Scholarship Fund at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in her memory.
Attendees at Rose's 100th birthday Party (L-R): Joyce Dillon, Laura Campbell, Sally Lehr, Claudia Crenshaw, Carol Bush, Nell Rodgers, Gloria Crawford, Saffie Robinson, and Aubrey Bush.