C. Kathleen "Kay" Lemmon, 90, of Marshall, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Marshall. Rev. Russ Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Kay Lemmon Business Scholarship Fund or First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com
Born Sept. 28, 1916, in Warrensburg, she was the daughter of the late Neville Calmes Shobe and Effie Josephine Warden Shobe. On Aug. 31, 1945, she married Benjamin Reynolds Lemmon of Miami, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1997. They had lived in Marshall since 1946. She was a graduate of Warrensburg High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1938. Kay began her teaching career of 30 years in Miami. She also taught in Faucett, Butler, and 22 years at Marshall High School. Teaching a variety of business courses, mainly typing and bookkeeping, she also taught history and physical education as well as coached girls' basketball in the early 1940s. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marshall, the Missouri State Teachers Association, Retired Teachers Association, and several bridge clubs. She was also a member of the Genealogical Society of Versailles, Ky., and a past member of the D.A.R.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Kay Klein of Marshall and Lesa Jo Banks and husband, Roger, of Marshall; two grandchildren, Christopher J. Klein of Columbia and Lora Ann Banks of Marshall; one great-granddaughter, Braylin Reynolds Klein of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Haley Warden Shobe, and one sister, Elizabeth U. Conner.
Additional information provided per family recompense.