BYRON – Kay Y. King age 72, of Byron, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. She was born May 10, 1945 the daughter of Richard and Annabelle (Percell) Yetter.
While she lived with the debilitating effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis for most of her adult life, Kay courageously maintained a hopeful and positive attitude, even though pain was her constant companion.
Kay’s working career included the Trust Department at Illinois National Bank, secretary at the United Church of Byron (where she was also a member), legal secretary for Moehle, Smith, Neiman, Hanson and Hahn, and secretary to Rick Hahn in Byron. She also worked with her husband, Denny, at the Indian Village, the restaurant they owned with his parents for 33 years. She wore many hats there including waitress, hostess and greeter to the many people who enjoyed coming to eat. Kay loved flowers and enjoyed time spent in her yard. Even when she could no longer get down on her hands and knees to garden, she enjoyed flowers and plants in pots around her home and patio, where she spent many happy hours in the summer. She loved nothing more than cheering on her grandkids in all of their sports and activities, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family across the country.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard M. and Annabelle Yetter, and brother, Patrick Yetter.
Survived by husband, Dennis King, son, Jason King, grandchildren, Hunter and Haylee King; son, Jared King (Kristin), grandchildren, Owen and Henry King. Kay also leaves behind two sisters, Carol Hettinger (Tom) of Arizona and Nancy Gill (Dennis) of Wisconsin. Cousin Shelia Barton, Nieces, Bonnie Hettinger Pond (Jay), Wendy Swanson and Kelly Quast, and Rebeccah King. Nephew, Brian Hettinger and Jon King. Also leaves behind nine great-nieces and nephews (Kristin, Rebecca and Robby Pond, Eric Swanson, Zachary, Owen and Brooke Quast, Angelika and Alex King).
Visitation was Thursday evening, Feb. 15, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron, followed by a 7 p.m. Prayer service with the Pastor Dave Bateman officiating. A celebration of her life will also take place in the spring. A memorial fund is established in Kay’s name.