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Kay Jay

Oct 28, 2013

Kay Jay, 92, Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Oct. 25, at the Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mt. Pleasant.

An Eastern Star Service will be held at 1: p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. New London Chapter #440 of the O.E.S. will conduct the service. Funeral service will immediately follow with the Rev.Bryan Katchay of the Congregational Church of Mt. Pleasant officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. There will be no visitation.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Congregational Church or the Pleasant Manor Activity Department. Online condolences may be directed to

She was born June 21, 1921, in Argus, Ind. She was the daughter of the Rev. Henry Russell and Rose Bishop (nee Good) Jay. She moved with her family to other communities as her father was called to serve Congregational Churches in those communities. She graduated from Abington (Ill.) High School in 1939. She later attended Iowa Wesleyan College.

For nine years, she worked in the executive offices of the P.E.O. Sisterhood when they were located in Mt. Pleasant. For 27 years, she was a secretary in the academic dean’s office of Iowa Wesleyan College.

She was a member of the Congregational Church in Mt. Pleasant and served on every board of the church. She served five years as the church clerk. She had been a Past Worthy Matron of the former Bethlehem Chapter #38 of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of New London Chapter #440 of the Order of the Eastern Star, as well as a member and Past President of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter Original A of Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, H. Russell Jay and Vernon B. Jay; three sisters, Dorotha Leibreich, Emily Engert and Margaret Holben.

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