It is with great sadness that I inform the dancing community that Nora passed away peacefully at her home Friday July 18, 2008 at the age of 87.
A founding member of the Scottish Dance Society of Cincinnati in 1958, Nora Kindness did everything that she could to encourage and promote Scottish Country Dancing in Cincinnati, OH. She became the group’s teacher within the first few meetings and in order to improve her own high standards of teaching and dancing, travelled to Canada to attend classes and workshops, when none were available nearby. In 1967 she obtained her RSCDS Teacher’s Certificate.
Nora was a 2003 recipient of a Scroll of Honour in recognition of her many years of service and outstanding loyalty to the RSCDS, for her contributions in preserving the standards and traditions of Scottish country dancing, and for her joyous encouragement of young and old alike to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of Scotland’s heritage of dance and music.
A Memorial Service will be held at Norwood Presbyterian Church, 4400 Floral Ave. Norwood, Ohio 45212 @ 10:00a.m. Saturday, July 26th 2008.
An obituary will appear in the Cincinnati Enquirer Wednesday, July 23rd 2008. Memorials maybe directed to the charity of one’s choice. Naegele, Kleb & Ihlendorf Funeral Home serving the family.
You can share in our memories of Miss Nora Kindness by visiting our Google Album.
Jim Ferguson President, Cincinnati Branch, RSCDS