Kay Kordes, age 81, of Gallatin, MO passed away Tuesday morning, June 2nd, 2020 at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin. Kay was born on June 19, 1938 in Cainsville, MO, the daughter of John Wayne and Ina Pauline (Maroney) Helton. She was a 1955 graduate of Gallatin High School. Kay was united in marriage to Kenneth Kordes on October 6, 1957 in Gallatin. Kay lived much of her life in Gallatin. In the 1960’s, Kay gave local news for KCHI in Chillicothe. She worked as a probate clerk for Judge Brandom for over 30 years up to her retirement. She was a life-long member of the Gallatin United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was past secretary of the Eastern Star. Kay was a member of Gallatin Daughters of the American Revolution and The Order of the Eastern Star. She was a 60 plus year member of Beta Sigma Phi service organization. Kay loved all kinds of crafts, enjoyed spending time at Lake Viking, flowers and reading. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart.
She will be missed by many. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenny Kordes; son, Kevin Kordes and sister, Diane Gray.
Survivors include: son, Keith Kordes of Camden Point, MO; brother, Steve Helton of Cameron, MO; brother, John Helton of Springfield, MO; brother-in-law, Eldon Kordes of Tehachapi, CA; grandchildren: Amanda, Rachael, Kaleb and Emily; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Gallatin United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Graveside service: 11 AM, Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallatin, MO.
There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 AM to 5 PM Friday.
Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Gallatin.
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