Kay Louise Wanasek, 66, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away May 8, 2008, at the Bradford House nursing home, after a long and gracious battle with Parkinson's disease.
Kay Wanasek was born on Jan. 13, 1942, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Harold and Betty (Collins) Scott. Kay grew up in the Burrton area and attended Hutchinson Community College and Southwestern College. Kay worked for many years at Ward-Kraft in Fort Scott as a typesetter, then for R.L. Polk, in Hutchinson as a typesetter. She was a member of Burrton United Methodist Church. After moving to Rogers, she was cared for by the First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Kay was a Cub Scout leader and Sunday School teacher in Fort Scott, for many years. Kay is best known for her kindness and generous heart. She loved kids of all ages. She will be dearly missed.
Kay is survived by her son Scott Wanasek and his wife Linda, Scott's children Natalee and Alec Wanasek and Linda's children Jennifer and Jayson Hawthorne, all of Arkansas; her daughter Aimee Wanasek-Forcum and her husband Destry and their children Gunner and Gabriella Kay Forcum, of Kingman; sister Barbara Scott and her husband Bill, of Tecumseh, Kan.; brother Roger Scott and his wife Janet, of Hutchinson, Kan.; very dear friend Bob Miller of Medicine Lodge, and her roommate and best friend Wilma Allen.
The family would to like to express special thanks to the entire staff at the Bradford House nursing center in Bentonville for the time and sincere care they gave to Kay over the years.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 12, at Burrton Cemetery in Burrton, Kan. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation in Kay's name.
Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th St. Rogers, AR (downtown). Online condolences can be made at www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com