Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County recently received a generous legacy gift from the estate of Ivy Nell Forstall (1923-2017), a long-time supporter and volunteer.

Nell was originally from the New Orleans, Louisiana area and came to Fayette County to live near her niece and nephew-in-law after the Hurricane Katrina devastation to her home state. She joined St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church in Washington Court House and was extremely active in parish activities.

Nell became a hospice volunteer in 2011 and, although she helped in many areas, she most often was seen in the office doing whatever needed to be done there. She was a strong vocal advocate of the hospice philosophy of care, especially after her move to a local assisted living facility. She told all who would listen that she was proud to be an active part of helping people during a difficult time in their lives. Her zest for life and realistic way of looking at what her place on earth was definitely made her a joy to be around.

We at Hospice of Fayette County are extremely blessed that she chose to spend some time with us and the people we are privileged to serve.


The annual Hike for Hospice to benefit Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County is slated for Sunday, April 29. The event, which will be held “rain or shine” will begin and end at Merchant’s National Bank starting at 3 pm. A $10 registration fee includes and event t-shirt, pizza and drink following the walk. Advance registration is available starting April 1 at www.hospice-fayco.org or by contacting Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County to request a registration form by mail. All hikers, competitive or noncompetitive, are encouraged to obtain donations for their participation in this annual event. Donations can be used to pay for registration fees.

Legacy Gift Received from Ivy Nell Forstall

Hospice of Fayette County Named 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

Hike for Hospice

April 29, 2018, 3pm

Information about the hike is listed below. 

Hike for Hospice participants can compete in a variety of award categories including:        

  • Most Hikers/Group for the team with the most participants
  • Most Hikers/Youth for the youth team with the most participants
  • Most Donations/Individual for the individual contributing the most donations
  • Most Donations Team for the Team contributing the most donations
  • Most Donations/Corporate for the corporate team with the most donations

Teams and individuals must be registered and all donations turned in by Wednesday, April 25 to be counted toward final standing for awards. Additional team information and forms are available from Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 740.335.0149. Those who wish to do so can make a donation and receive a t-shirt without participating in the walk.

Hike for Hospice will include a “Memory Walk” display as part of the route, which will include signs purchased in memory or honor of a loved one. A $6 donation per name is requested for Memory Signs and orders can be placed at the office of Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County. Participation in Hike for Hospice is not required for purchase of a memory sign. Memory signs can be removed and kept as a keepsake following the event.

Sponsors of the Hike for Hospice include Merchants National Bank, Doug Marine Motors, Fayette Home Health Care Supply, BK Exteriors Roofing and Siding, Court House Manor and St. Catherine’s Manor, Quali-Tee Designs Sportswear, Vermeer Heartland, Pettit’s, Fayette County Memorial Hospital and Walmart.

 For more information please call 740.335.0149 or 

Hospice of Fayette County has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HealthCarefirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics.  Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view...Read more HERE

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