Mary Helen Kay, 74, of Huron, died Monday morning, Nov. 5, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Cleveland and moved to her family summer home in Huron in 1976. She graduated from Ypsilanti High School in Michigan, and the University of Michigan. She worked for Cedar Point as a supervisor for several years. Prior to that she was a teacher and principal of Montessori Child Enrichment Center, Huron. She was a U.S. Air Force Captain during the Vietnam Era.
She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Sandusky Chapter, for many years and received the Clara Barton Volunteer Award (Meritorious Volunteer Leadership Award); was a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Lighthouse Volunteer Award in 2005; was given the 1992 Woman of Excellence of Providence Hospital Award; and served as President of Friends of the Huron Public Library since 1992. She enjoyed gardening and reading as pastimes.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Betsy) Kay of Sandusky; twin grandsons, Jens and Colin, and granddaughter, Keeley Kay; six stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Richard Wildman of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mildred (Jenkins) Wildman; and an aunt, Olive A. Franz.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 Ohio St., Huron, with The Rev. Eugene Smercina officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to the American Red Cross, 300 Central Ave., Sandusky, or to Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Huron, OH 44839.
Condolences may be sent to fosterfh.com.