Kay Ann Mueller

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kay Ann Mueller, 66, of Blackburn, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City.

Due to current restrictions on large gatherings, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. It was important to Kay that her grandchildren receive a college education, so in keeping with her desire, memorials are suggested to family choice to be used for the grandchildren’s education, and checks may be made payable to Jennifer Mueller. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.

Born Aug. 27, 1953, in Iberia, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Robert E. Pemberton and Shirley Ann Jones Pemberton, who survive of Blackburn. Kay lived in Blackburn most of her life and was a 1971 graduate of Santa Fe High School in Alma. On March 17, 1972, she married Larry A. Mueller, who survives of the home. Kay was always a homemaker for her family, but also worked outside the home for several years at Wood & Huston Bank in Marshall and at the Blackburn Post Office. She was always a “tomboy” and enjoyed driving trucks, tractors, riding horses, and working on the family farm, PEM Farms. Kay always enjoyed the outdoors, puzzles, keeping a large garden and canning. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Order of the Eastern Star, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by five children, Andrea Kueck (Galen) of Concordia, Jenny Mueller-Phariss (Carey) of Tonkawa, Okla., Sarah McClain (Jason) of Midland, Texas, Kathryn Laramie (Justin) of Wentzville and Wade Mueller (Baylie) of Oak Grove; 10 grandchildren: Alyssa (Brandon), Gabrielle, Andrew, Zackary, Addison, Evelyn, Edward, Paul, Amelia and Beau; two sisters, Janice Padley (Jim) and Lisa Pemberton, both of Blackburn; one brother, Robert Lee Pemberton of Blackburn; as well as a very large extended family and numerous friends.