She was a native of Wilmington, Delaware and the daughter of the late Webster and Kathryn Ramsay. Kay graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA degree and from West Virginia University with an MA. She lived in Johnson City for more than 45 years, and while she taught at several schools, she retired from St. Mary’s Catholic School, her most treasured place of work for 22 years.
She is survived by her husband Chuck whose sense of humor, devotion, and love sustained her for many years. Kay is also survived by her daughters, Wendy Whitmore Tomlinson of Frederick, MD, and Kelley Whitmore of Portland, OR, who from their birth provided her with an immeasurable sense of joy, and by her wonderful son-in-law, Steve Tomlinson of Frederick, MD, and Kelley’s dear friend, Brad Paymar of Portland, OR. In addition, she is survived by her step-daughter, Jill and her husband, Steve Smith, and their children Ryan and Rachel and her husband, Sean Blayney, and by her step-son, Charlie and his wife, Melissa Scheurer, and their children, Hannah and Sarah who live in the area. Some of Kay’s fondest memories were spent traveling with Chuck’s sister, Anne, and brother-in-law, Stan, of Corralitos, CA. Finally, she leaves behind her sister, Susan Hume Ramsay of Wilmington, DE.
One of Kay’s hobbies was playing bridge and she benefitted from the friendships of the various people with whom she played but needs to name Mary Lee Bagwell, Jennie Gerace, Janice Huang, Kendra Mijeski, Judy Story, Pat Thornton, and Prudy Zinser who were devoted friends for close to 50 years. Together, they raised their children, watched them marry, and suffered together through the loss of their own parents. Kay was also a member of the AQ Chapter of the Sisterhood of PEO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Education Committee at Our Saviour Lutheran Church or Youth Services at the Johnson City Public Library.
A celebration of life service will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm, with the Reverend James Nipper officiating. Friends are invited to greet the family before the service from 1:30 until 2:00 pm, and after the service in the church fellowship hall.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN, 36704, (423) 610-7171, is honored to serve the Scheurer family.