Kay Joy Duree, 80, of Bradford, Pa. passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born on November 29, 1938, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Tessie (Hunter) Stolte. She graduated from Saint Elmo High School in 1956, and later beautician school.
On June 9, 1956 in the Church of God in St. Elmo, before Rev. H.H. Ward, she married Wayne O. Duree, who survives.
Kay worked for H&R Block while in Illinois. They moved to Bradford in 1973, and she worked at Pecora Grocery Store, and later as a beautician at Audrey’s Beauty Salon where she retired from after 20 years.
She was an active member of the Sawyer Church, the Eastern Star, Christian Women’s group, and the Red Hats Club. She loved reading, cooking and baking. She had the ability to never need a recipe to cook. Kay’s greatest joy came from spending time with family and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her husband Wayne of 63 years are two daughters, Pam Hale, of Bradford, and Lisa (Carl) Larson, of Sanford, N.C.; two brothers, Bill Stolte, of Vandalia, and Larry Stolte, of St. James; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Sherry Stewart who died Dec. 11, 1999, and Debra Crum who died Sept. 24, 2011; two sisters, Dorothy King and Audrey Keith; and one brother, Terry Stolte.
Friends will be received on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sawyer Evangelical Church, with the Rev. Brad Preston, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Sawyer Evangelical Church, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.