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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Patient's Wish Fulfilled

Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice Volunteer Fulfills Patient’s Dream of Visiting the National Museum of the United States Air Force

For Cecil Griffith, a patient of Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, visiting the National Museum of the United States Air Force was high on his bucket list. 

He had been a mechanic in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and he wanted to see the museum again. It had been more than 40 years since he visited the museum, which is now the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring aerospace vehicles and missiles. 

So, when he met Maxine Shroyer, an approved volunteer driver and visitor with Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, he mentioned that he would like to visit the Air Force museum to see some of the planes he had worked on and heard about from others. 

“When he told me that he had been an Air Force mechanic and wanted to see the museum, I told him I would be happy to take him to the museum,” she said. “I knew just where to take him in the buildings.” 

Because Griffith, who is 88, suffers from heart disease, he and Shroyer had to reschedule a couple of times because he felt too ill to go. But the third time was a charm. 

“Visiting the National Museum of the United States Air Force was on my bucket list,” said Griffith, who lives in Springfield with his wife, Helen. “I appreciated Maxine taking me, and she did a wonderful job.”

Shroyer and Griffith visited the various galleries, including the Korean War Gallery, for more than three hours. While he did not see the actual plane he worked on, he saw a model of the plane, a Douglas C-54 Skymaster, along with the B-36 bomber and numerous other planes. He also saw the Huey helicopter.

“After serving in the Air Force, I eventually returned home to Champaign County, where I worked for a manufacturer making helicopter transmission parts for the Huey helicopter,” Griffith said. “It was totally amazing to look at the Huey helicopter. I had built so many transmissions.” 

He also toured the Presidential Gallery and saw the Douglas VC-54C Skymaster, the first aircraft built specifically to fly President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane.

Shroyer was happy she could help fulfill Griffith’s dream of returning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. “As I walked around with Cecil, it was like reliving his Air Force career,” she said. “He was thrilled to be there.” 

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