Kathryn (Kay) Ethel McKinney Richey

Kathryn (Kay) Ethel McKinney Richey, 97, died Thursday evening, Sept. 10. Kay had been a resident at Ware Presbyterian nursing home for the past seven years.

Kathryn Richey

Kay was the daughter of the late Ethel Banker McKinney and Arthur McKinney. She grew up on the farm in Plattsburg N.Y. with her sister, Laura Mae McKinney.

Kay graduated with an English degree from Eastern Nazarene College. She played basketball, was a cheerleader and wrote for the school paper.  It was also where she met and married Myron Eugene Richey. Always together, they shared 60 years of marriage. Kay was a loving wife and faithfully supported her husband across their 60 years of service as Pastor and wife in the Church of the Nazarene. Kay was a prayer warrior, a faithful Sunday school teacher, mentor and alto choir member.

Being a mom was her joy. She had four children over a span of 20 years. She enjoyed a clean home and three square meals a day. She made sure prayer was a part of the start of each day and made music an activity to remember. She looked forward to family vacations in the Adirondack mountains of New York.

Kay is preceded in death by her husband and sister, and is survived by four children; Craig and Cheryl Richey of Painesville, Ohio, Jim and Donna Richey of Mentor, Ohio, Kathy and Jim St. John of Lincoln University, and Laurie Richey of North Wales, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

To the very end, Kay always wore a smile giving evidence of God’s goodness and faithfulness to her.

Her viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, 240 State Road, West Grove, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sep. 18, at the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene.  Her funeral service will follow at 11. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

Due to COVID restriction, everyone is asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

To view Kay’s online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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