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Carrol Kay Stevens

April 15, 1934 — November 3, 2011

CARROL “KAY” STEVENS, 77, of Newton, died Thursday (Nov. 3, 2011) at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita as the result of an automobile accident in Newton on Oct. 28th at the corner of Broadway & Columbus.

She was born on April 15, 1934 in Newton, the daughter of Clayton Henry and Neva Irene Porter Sooby. She attended schools in Newton and Elbing before the family moved to Venezuela in the late 1940’s, Kay returned to the United States and graduated from high school in Ellsworth, Ks., in 1951. She later attended Wesley School of Nursing in Wichita.

Kay married Buster Claude Stevens on May 28, 1953 in Newton. They moved to Denver, Colo., in 1959. There she did home health care and worked several years as a cashier at Kings Sooper Grocery. Kay and Buster returned to Newton 14 years ago.

Kay was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary. A very generous lady who loved helping others. She loved spending time with her family, roaming the grocery stores, time with her sister doing folk art painting. Kay enjoyed the sounds at the casino and watching “Young and The Restless”.

Survivors include two daughters April Starr Long of Martinsville, Ind. And Misty Dawn Gilliam and husband Richard of Palisade, Neb.; brother Donald Sooby and his wife Carol of Newton; sisters Judy Gronau and her husband Cline of Newton, and Beverly Ralph of San Marcos, Tex.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Kay is preceded in death by her parents; husband Buster on Dec. 24, 2006; son Sidney Vaughn Stevens; daughter Carolyn Irene Vigil.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday (Nov. 7, 2011) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 1pm til 6pm, where the family will receive friends between 2 and 4.

A memorial has been established with the Newton Homeless Shelter and American Lung Assoc., contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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