Kathryn H. Anderson (Kay)
April 2, 1946 –
October 10, 2021
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher Kathryn “Kay” Henderson Anderson went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Kay was born on April 2, 1946 in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in Barbourville, Kentucky. At the age of 12 she moved to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where she lived until she was married.
She graduated from Wilmington High School in 1964 and also graduated from Westminster College in 1968.
After graduation, she married David, her college sweetheart.
She lived in Plum, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 30 years and has lived in St. Augustine, Florida for 10 years.
She was loving and caring; she never met a stranger and considered everyone a friend.
Kay has changed the lives of thousands of children during her 33-year teaching career in the Plum Borough School District. She especially loved teaching her second graders. To this day, many adults call her their favorite teacher.
She was actively involved in the Church and never missed any of her children’s activities. She was the ultimate fan and loving supporter of her children and her husband.
Kay’s death was preceded by her father Joseph Ralston Henderson and Elizabeth “Bets” Elder Henderson.
Kay leaves behind David, her 53-year-old loving husband; their children Kristin (Brian) Ross and DJ (Kim) Anderson; and her granddaughters Hailey, Mallory and Zoey. Kay also leaves behind her brothers Paul (Jane) Henderson and John (Margaret) Henderson; Sister Nancy (Daniel) Pihlblad; and many nieces, nephews, cousins ââand in-laws.
Many of you remember Kay before you struggled with Alzheimer’s. Even when she struggled with this disease, it still touched people’s hearts. She loved giving hugs and interacting with all of the children. She was kind, funny, thoughtful, loving and would do anything for anyone in a jiffy.
Heaven has a great teacher and she is pain free now. We will miss you Kay, and so will all of the lives you touched on your great journey through life.
A memorial service will be held on November 2 at 6 p.m. on the Wildwood campus of Good News Church, St. Augustine.
The family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation on their behalf: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
St. John’s Family Funeral Home and Crematory is responsible for the preparations.
Published on October 19, 2021