Kay Westerhold, 88, passed away at her home in Nevada, MO on Sunday, June 26, 2016 following a short illness. She was born on June 27, 1927 in Walker, MO to Roy Anthony True, Sr. and Mary Marguerite Hamilton True. She married M.F. “Bill” Westerhold on June 1, 1974 in Nevada and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2000.
Kay was raised in Walker and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1945. She worked for the ASC Office and JKW Trucking then the Missouri License Bureau in Nevada for 15 years. She loved traveling, watching baseball games and being with her family. Kay was a member of B.P.O. Elks #564 Doe, Worthy Matron, White Shrine, and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
She is survived by two sons, Wade Mitchell and his wife Gerri, Springfield, MO and Myles Mitchell and his wife LeeAnn, Prosper, TX; grandchildren, Chris Mitchell and his wife Mary, Nevada, Michael Mitchell and his wife Bonnie, St. Louis, MO, Courtney Taylor and her husband Mark, Vass, NC, Andrew Mitchell and his wife Lindsay, Little Elm, TX, Ryan Mitchell and his wife Kaitlin, The Colony, TX, Alicia Gage and her husband John, Gunter, TX and Lea Combs and her husband Rusty, Celina, TX; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, sisters Anita Sarapulski and Joan Johnson and brother R. A. True, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor David Rorabaugh officiating. Private interment will follow at Ft. Scott National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in Kay’s memory to the Shriner’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in St. Louis or Nevada Regional Medical Center Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.