Letha M. Kay, age 94, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, 2012 in her home after a lengthy illness.
Letha was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in Bellefonte, Ark. to the late Amos and Adline (Coker) Littlejohn. Letha was a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Monett. On Jan. 25, 1936, Robert Franklin and Letha Mae (Littlejohn) Kay were united in marriage in Okmulgee, Okla. They celebrated over 53 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1989. To this union four sons were born.
Rob and Letha moved the family to Monett in 1964 where they established Kay Concrete. Letha was strong in her faith with God. She enjoyed playing cards and games, winning a trophy in shuffleboard competition. She also had a love for fishing and traveling.
Letha is survived by two sons, Rex W. Kay and wife, Carol, of Monett, Mo., and Larry Kay and wife, Rhonda, of Aurora, Mo.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Letha was preceded in death by two sons, Bob R. Kay and infant son, Billy Joe Kay.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Chapel with Don Deffenbaugh officiating. Burial will be at the Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions have been requested to the Monett Senior Center or the East Side Church of Christ.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.