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Katherine “Kay” Berends

March 25, 2019



Life Sketch for Katherine Kay Berends


Katherine “Kay” Berends, 67, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.


Kay was born on May 31, 1951 in Strong City, Kansas to Marvin and Anita Berends.


She was a graduate of Newton High School, class of 1971.


She was a long time employee of Red Coach Inn and had served as a volunteer for Caring Hands-Humane Society for many years.


Kay enjoyed crocheting, especially lap pads and baby blankets. She enjoyed visiting her sister Alice, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and she loved her many cats.


She was preceded in death by her parents: Marvin and Anita Berends. She is survived by her sister: Alice and Earl Barnes.


Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., May 11, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton.  An inurnment will follow the service at Walton City Cemetery.


A memorial has been established with: Caring Hands Humane Society, 1400 SE 3rd St., Newton, Kansas 67114. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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One thought on “Katherine “Kay” Berends

  1. I didn’t know Kay well but I saw her at the shelter a LOT. She was so dedicated and you could tell she just loved the animals so very much. I moved 6 mos ago and I miss seeing her there. She will truly be very missed.

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