Kay’s family moved to Fenton, MO that same year. She was proud to have lived in Fenton until she retired and moved to Columbia, IL in 2018. Kay has one sister, Nancy Douglas (Hasty). Kay and Nancy knew everybody, everywhere they went. It was amazing to watch how people would gravitate to them.
Kay would have been married to Larry Keith Calloway on December 1, 2022 for 142 years. As you know she always added 100 years, because that’s what it felt like. Keith went home to his Lord and Savior in May of 2016.
Surviving Children: Amy James (David) and Adam Calloway (Sarah)
Grandmother to Nine!
Amy’s children: Hunter, Grant, Madison, and Maxwell
Adam’s children: Macy, Charles, Daniel, Catherine, and Crosby
Kay will be remembered to most as a friend, an aunt, a neighbor, a co-worker, a cousin (she had 45+), a partner in crime, and loyal to the end.
Kay was a storyteller. She always had silly information to share. The best stories involved crazy characters like- Big Al, Capt. Mike, Imaginary Bill, any of the Kathy’s, LaDonna, Spanky-doodle or Bad Adam and the list goes on. Kay had been a professional clown for a time as well. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that knew her how much she loved entertaining and spending time with outrageously funny people. Keith and Kay were notorious pranksters and joke crackers.
In her corporate career-life she worked as the Human Resource Director for U-Gas, Inc. She happily served there for over 20 years. However, when she started her Insurance Agency that is when she really flourished. We called it her “Mission” but it was her purpose. It brought her the loveliest adventurous humans she could have asked for. She loved working for her friends and family. She also loved attending the Fenton Chamber meetings, BNI and even helped start a women’s business networking group to encourage other women to build on their dreams. She was a “firecracker” and added some serious spice to our lives.
Kay had a theme song that was sang along with her nickname, “MAMO”.
It is a Dean Martin song, and he sings “Hey, mambo, mambo Italiano” (insert Mamo)
Her grandkids would sing it when they greeted her. She was so special people broke into song just seeing her.
God brought her to rest on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. He knows how much we will miss her. However, we will not do it with our heads hung low. We are stronger just by knowing her. Resilient, she had nine lives, like a cat, and she used them all. Her voice cannot be silenced even if we tried. She will forever be in our conversations as she is etched in our hearts.
Funeral Services have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.