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Kay Olivia Lewis
Kay Olivia Lewis, age 78, formerly of Fountain City, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Carriage Inn of Dayton. She was born April 18, 1940 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of George Bronston and Margie Gray. She was a graduate of Cedarville High School Class of 1957. She started employment at Yellow Springs Instruments and retired from Perfect Circle/Dana Corporation. She served over 20 years on the Fountain City Town Board.
Kay enjoyed bowling, trivia, foster care, music, traveling, substitute teaching and her pet Cuddles. She enjoyed going to all her children's sporting events. Family was always her first priority and she was a second mom to many. She also enjoyed monthly gatherings with her elementary/high school classmates until she passed.
Kay is survived by her children, Kent Eric (Kelley) Lewis, Kevin Earl (Melissa) Lewis, Krista Kay Lewis and Lawrence Evan (Shelby) Lewis; grandchildren, Sandra Dearlove, Falicity Lewis, Bladen Lewis, Ethan Lewis and Kylieann Lewis; nieces, Cheryl Thomas, Shari Petersime, Lindsay Mockley; nephew, Ronald Lewis; special cousins, Dorothy Reynolds and Jeannie Moody. She is also survived by numerous family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harry Everett Lewis, Jr.; in laws, Francis (Carl) Shoemaker, Christine (William) Routt, Robert Lewis and Betty (James) Burden; step-sisters, Phyllis Johnson and Barbara Miller.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Wesleyan Church, 5600 N US 27, Richmond, IN 47374. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 3-7 pm at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Kay's name to the Northeastern High School Athletic Program, 7295 US 27 North, Fountain City, IN 47341 or Meridan Health Services (Foster Hope Program), 2300 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.
Kent, Kevin, Krista, Evan and families
There are no words to adequately describe the loss of your mother. She was a truly dedicated and caring woman and many foster children have you to thank for sharing her with them. FosterHope was honored and grateful to see the request for donations to our program in lieu of flowers. Her legacy goes on. You have our sincere sympathy in her passing. She will be missed.
Mary Grey Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM
so sorry for your family loss please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kay was one of my neighbors when she lived in Fountain City, she was always a pleasant person.
Gretchen Smith Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM
Kevin, Kent, and family: So sorry to read this morning of your Mother's passing. I always enjoyed seeing your Mom while I lived in Fountain City and when I was back in town visiting my parents and happened to run into your Mom in town. She was one of those high quality human beings that Fountain City will sorely miss.
Brent Hendrix Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM
To the Family,
I first met Kay as a customer at Elder Beerman, I soon learned she knew my sisters from back in the day. From that moment on I was always greeted as a friend. I will miss her smile and sence of humor. You have my deepest condolences.
Eddie Baker Dec 23 2018 12:00 AM
Krista and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman who always had kind words for me. God bless.
Kim Whirley Conley Dec 22 2018 12:00 AM
Thanks for sharing your home and being great friends with us. Miss you.
Eric & Kelly Sittloh Dec 22 2018 12:00 AM