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Ruth Brunson Kay

April 12, 1936 — September 26, 2020

Ruth Brunson Kay, 84, passed away on September 26, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. She was born April 12, 1936 in Newton, NC, Catawba, county to the late Doyle and Florence Brunson.  

Ruth was a graduate of Newton-Conover High School, and attended Mars Hill College.

Ruth married L. Dan Kay, Jr. on December 7, 1957.  They celebrated their 62th wedding anniversary this past December.

Ruth is preceded in death by brothers, D.M. Brunson, Jr. and Ralph Brunson; and sister, Elizabeth Hefner.

Survivors include daughter, Amy K. Gach (Greg); sons, David (Karen), Russell (Alison); grandchildren, Kathryn G. Smith (Albert), Emily Gach, Grace Gach, Jennifer K. Allen (Brian), Stephanie K. Webb (Justin), Philip Kay; great grandchildren, Piper & Londyn Allen, Luke, James, David Webb. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius, NC.

A graveside and internment will be at the family crypt at Iredell Memorial Gardens, Troutman, NC on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11:00AM.

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