Kathron "Kay" Rose Westerhold

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kay Westerhold, 88, passed away at her home in Nevada, Mo., on Sunday, June 26, 2016, following a short illness. She was born on June 27, 1927, in Walker, Mo., to Roy Anthony True Sr. and Mary Marguerite Hamilton True. She married M.F. "Bill" Westerhold on June 1, 1974, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2000.

Kay was raised in Walker and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1945. She worked for the ASC Office and JKW Trucking then the Missouri License Bureau in Nevada for 15 years. She loved traveling, watching baseball games and being with her family. Kay was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. She was also a Worthy Matron, B.P.O. Elks No. 564 Doe, White Shrine, and Fraternal Order of Eagles

She is survived by two sons, Wade Mitchell and his wife, Gerri, Springfield, Mo., and Myles Mitchell and his wife, LeeAnn, Prosper, Texas; grandchildren, Chris Mitchell and his wife, Mary, Nevada, Michael Mitchell and Bonnie, St. Louis, Mo., Courtney Taylor and her husband, Mark, Vass, N.C., Andrew Mitchell and his wife, Lindsay, Little Elm, Texas, Ryan Mitchell and his wife, Kaitlin, The Colony, Texas, Alicia Gage and her husband, John, Gunter, Texas, and Leah Combs and her husband, Rusty, Celina, Texas; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; sisters, Anita Sarapulski and Joan Johnson; and brother, R.A. True Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 30, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor David Rorabaugh officiating. Private interment will follow at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Kay's memory to the Shriner's Children's Memorial Hospital in St. Louis or Nevada Regional Medical Center Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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