Martha Keeney, Parkside's beloved principal, will be buried today.
In the week since her death, Solon residents, students and parents have shared their condolences and memories of Mrs. Keeney here on Solon Patch and on our Facebook page.
We've collected a bunch of them and put them here. Feel free to add your own thoughts to this post too.
Martha touched my life with grace; her warmth will be so missed. -Paula Mason
She touched all four of my girls hearts and minds and for the reason she will always have a place in my heart. Thanks you Martha for being a part of the chain of love that will launch my children into beautiful lives. They will never forget you for you kind words, patient heart and ever present guidance. You will be missed. -Laurie Torres
I will miss her. I didn't get to see her that much since I never got in trouble. Mrs. Keeney is one of the best principals ever and I will miss her. -Neil K. (Solon 5th grader)
I knew Martha for over 10 years both on a personal and professional basis. Martha was a great listener and adviser. She always took the time to listen to the children and answered their questions. Martha's door was always open to parents and staff. Martha touched so many families in the city of Solon, she will be sorely missed. -Lynn Ptak
You were the best principal in the world i miss you so much i remember you used to give out Twizzlers on your birthday and you would go to every extra curriculum every time they came up. we all miss you so much im sure you know that my whole family's prayers are with you:) -Erin Kwiatkowski
I want you to know our school is just an building without you there. It's like a house that lost it's mom. I miss you. -Leyla Torres