Garnet Kay

Garnet Kay (Harpst)

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Garnet Lucille (Harpst) Kay, 90, of Osceola Mills entered into eternal rest early on Sunday morning June 16, 2019. Garnet was born on October 25, 1928 in Delaware Township, Mercer County, Fredonia, PA, daughter of the late Clair B. Harpst and Edith A. (Wagner) Harpst of Fredonia, PA. Garnet was a graduate of Fredonia-Delaware Joint High School, Class of 1946. Following high school, she worked in order to earn the money to continue her education. She then continued her education entering the Philipsburg State General Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1952. She entered the work force as a Registered Nurse working in the Maternity Ward at the Philipsburg State Hospital where she worked for almost a decade. Garnet married William R. Kay on September 6, 1952 in a small town near State College. He preceded her in death on January 28, 2018 at the age of 94. Garnet is survived by four children; a daughter Cheryl L. Marsyada and husband Michael of Hazle Township, PA and three sons Gregory S. Kay of Osceola Mills, Brett K. Kay of York and Forrest L. Kay and fiancée Glenda A. Dotts of Osceola Mills. She is also survived by a brother Robert Harpst and wife Patricia of Fredonia; two sisters in law Peggy Scottson and husband Henry “Dutch” of Chester Hill and Nancy Knecht of Tyrone; brother in law Larry Redfoot of Greenville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Garnet was preceded in death by her younger sister Judith A. (Harpst) Redfoot. Garnet loved to read/listening to books on tape, listening to music and enjoyed gardening. Garnet will always be missed greatly and loved dearly by her family and all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at the Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home, Inc., 228 N. Centre St. Philipsburg on Saturday, June 22 at 11am with Pastor Roy Hampton officiating. Garnet will be laid to rest at Centre United Methodist Church Cemetery, Osceola Mills RD. Online condolences to the family may be made at
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    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 11:00am
    Dahlgren-Spewock Funeral Home, Inc.
    228 N. Centre St.
    Philipsburg, PA 16866
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Dan Woodring

Posted at 11:33pm
To the friends of my childhood, Forrest & Brett,
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will always remember her as a quiet and gracious person who always seemed to tolerate whatever mischief we cold manage to get into. I hope your loss will be made more tolerable by the knowledge that her memory will live on in the minds of those who had the privilege to know her and that those memories are pleasant ones.
Dan Woodring

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