Ray LaVanway, former treasurer, stopped his car to inquire of Ginny, “What is going on?” He later emailed: “I was going around the corner to Pleasant Street and have never heard the Church Bell rung so exuberantly in my life. Congratulations!”
”The following day, Bob Kirkbride, Phyllis Agan’s former voluntary guardian, who had been falsely accused of “undo influence” in Phyllis’ bequeathing decisions, but was exonerated by the verdict, reported an interesting happenstance. Marty Nitka told Bob that while walking near his office the day before, he had heard continuous bell ringing. Attorney Nitka had assisted Phyllis in preparing the amendment of her trust that left her wonderful legacy to Ludlow, and he too had testified in the trial.
While the Curran Family of Ohio and Michigan, who brought the suit, went home empty-handed, they may appeal the decision. In the mean time, there is great joy at the United Church and in much of Ludlow.