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Mary Kathleen Jay, 86, of Mooresville went peacefully to her Lord on February 1. Friends and family will gather to honor and celebrate the life of Kathleen February 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., in the chapel at Carlisle - Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. February 6 at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery. Kathleen was born to Ralph and Minnie (Nelson) Anders on May 9, 1930, in Rheem's Creek, North Carolina. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married James Nelson Jay on December 23, 1951. Kathleen worked for Indiana National Bank for fourteen years, was active in Mooresville's Likely Literary Club, the Republican Party and was a member of Valley Mills Friends Meeting. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, and especially loved having her children and grandchildren stop by for a cup of coffee and dessert. Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband Nelson, son Jeffrey Jay (Brenda), and daughter Jennifer (Jay) Funcheon. Survivors include sons Gregory Jay (Jill) of Mooresville, James R. Jay (Marsha) of Plainfield and David Jay (Lisa) of Plainfield; sister Barbara Maggart (Don) of Wabash; thirteen grandchildren; and five great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit carlislebranson.com for more information. Kathleen's family extends our sincere thanks to the staff at Meadow Lakes Assisted Living in Mooresville and to Valley Mills Friends Meeting. Visit CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
Published on February 2, 2017
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