Kay McCarty, of Mora, died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at her home. She was 80 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 24th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Dean Oelfke will officiate.
VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, November 23rd at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home; plus one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at Union Cemetery in Cambridge.
Ramona Kay McCarty passed away peacefully on November 20, 2012 at home surrounded by family. She had a short hospital stay followed by home hospice care. She was 80 years young.
Kay was born on March 11, 1932 in Cambridge, MN to Glenn and Viola (Soldin) Nelson. She grew up on the family farm and attended Cambridge High School. Jim and Kay were united in marriage in 1949 and moved to Mora where she resided, except for a brief period when Jim was called to active duty in the U.S. Air Force.
She was devoted to her family. Kay returned to school and received her Associates Degree and LPN certification at the age of 46. She became a Master Gardener and enjoyed working with fellow gardeners throughout the community. Kay was active at Calvary Lutheran Church, a member for over 60 years.
Kay enjoyed spending time with family, recycling, traveling, gardening, Scrabble, Wheel of Fortune and socializing in any form.
She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn and her mother, Viola.
Kay is survived by her husband, Jim of Mora; children: Mary McCarty of Buffalo, MN; Marlys McCarty of Orono, MN; Mike and Gail McCarty of Sartell, MN; grandchildren: Amanda McCarty and Luis Leandro of Silver Spring, MD; Ryan and Kelly Jo McCarty of Sartell, MN; Ashley McCarty of Atlanta, GA; great grandchildren: Lillian McCarty and Madison McCarty; brothers Gene and LaVonne Nelson; Jerry and Julie Nelson, all of Cambridge, MN; Jim’s sisters and brothers; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral services held on Saturday, Nov. 24th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Rev. Dean Oelfke officiated. Music provided by Elaine Keehr and Tom Humphrey. Pallbearers are Wayne Anderson, George Baldwin, Sharon Lidstrom, Kane Nelson, Kurt Nelson and David Struckman. Honorary Pallbearers are Amanda McCarty, Ashley McCarty, Kelly Jo McCarty, Ryan McCarty, Bob Jensen and Rita Jensen. Burial at Union Cemetery in Cambridge, MN.