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LeeAnn McKay

October 22, 2021

LeeAnn McKay 63, died October 22, 2021 at NMC Health in Newton, Kansas. She was born September 6, 1958 in Newton, Kansas to Eugene and Delores M. (Hopkins) Suenram. She worked as a home health aide providing in home care for her granddaughter.
LeeAnn was a member of the Wellington Free Will Baptist Church. One of her great joys in life was spending time with her daughters and granddaughters.
LeeAnn was a talented artist, and writer. She wrote many short stories and a multitude of poetry, but art was her first love. You could often find LeeAnn sketching, drawing, or painting the day away. She loved art so much that when she was in her 50’s she enrolled in Hutchinson Community College in Newton Ks. At 59 she graduated and received her Associates in the Arts degree, this was one of her proudest moments in life. She was inspirational to many through the things she accomplished and by just being herself. LeeAnn was an amazing mother, grandmother, and a true friend.
She is survived by 3 daughters: Melissa A. McKay; Ashley A. McKay and Cassandra L. McKay; 2 brothers Gary Boyd and Bill Suenram. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Alexander Eason, Layla McKay, Gabrielle Torres, Evangline Torres and Hopelynn McKay. She is also survived by two extended family grandkid Kenyon Gregory and Emilio Vela
LeeAnn is preceded in death by her parents and one sister Dena Wiley.
To honor LeeAnn’s life a private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Memorial suggestions in her memory may be made to Ashley McKay and left in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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14 thoughts on “LeeAnn McKay

  1. My mom is an amazing woman, she inspired me to be a better mother and woman. I love you mom too the mom and back.

  2. Dear Mom
    You are the greatest woman I have ever known. You were strong ,stubborn, brave ,caring , compassionate and loving to your family an friends you stood by an held the hand of family an friends in times of pain… you will never know how much I looked to you for how to be strong . You taught me how to stand tall … I will always love you an miss you … you will never be far from my thoughts and always in my heart I love you. Now I see you walking with the angels

  3. Leeann it was my pleasure and honor to have known such a loving, caring and very compassionate woman who was always there for everyone.. You are 1 of my very true friends and more like a sister to me..I can not believe you are gone yet I will never forget you..It doesn’t seem like it’s been almost 10 yrs that I had the honor to have known you..I will always keep you close to my heart..I love and will miss you dearly my good friend. Til we meet again..

  4. She was the glue to our family. Anything good I have in me came Frome my mother . I thank God for the times I had with my mother. I will honor her by trying to live my life the way I know she would have wanted me to. I will miss you till I’m with you again one day.

  5. She was the glue to our family. Anything good I have in me came Frome my mother . I thank God for the times I had with my mother. I will honor her by trying to live my life the way I know she would have wanted me to. I will miss you till I’m with you again one day.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. LeeAnn was a caring kind person and a good friend. She taught me a lot in our many conversations. She had faith in me and others when we had trouble believing in ourselves. She tried to make you feel like family. She will be missed greatly

  7. LeeAnn was a good woman, great Mother and Grandmother, and good friend to all that knew her. She will be missed…

  8. Leeann was quite the amazing woman. I truly enjoyed all of our talks as I drove Ashley, Hopelynn and Leeann numerous times to Kansas City. She was strong as well as strong willed. You will be deeply missed. Love always!

  9. Grandma LeeAnn was always very good to me and my siblings, whenever we were hungry she fed us a good warm meal and always had something funny to say with it. I’m very proud to be her grandson, I know she is now an angel, just like all the ones on her shelves back home. Save me a spot next to you in the clouds granny. 👼

  10. LeeAnn was my aunt, the best aunt I could ever ask for! She had so many good traits… She was very smart, talented, loving, caring, loyal, she had a great heart and she was beautiful inside and out to name a few! She would do absolutely anything she could for anyone especially when it came to her family! After my mother passed, she was the one I called for everything. She was always there for me and always gave me the best advice. She definitely had words of wisdom! I know she was tired and in a lot of pain constantly. I will miss her so very much!!! She would tell me I needed to get right with the Lord so I know she is in Heaven with the Lord singing and dancing! We gained a guardian angel because I know she is watching over all of us! Rest In Heaven Aunt LeeAnn! We love and miss you always!

  11. Cloy Tafoya
    11/4/2021
    LEEANN MCKAY Has and always will be a dear friend of mine. I loved her very much. One of my most favorite memories of LeeAnn was when her husband had left home and it was just her and the kids. She was going to church on St Clair and Burton. I don’t think I was even a Christian then and she made a lasting impression on my life. She fasted for forty days and nights for God to put her family back together and that’s exactly what happened! Praise The Lord!!! And then there are some memories that were funny but, I’ll just keep those to myself. Lol! She was a strong woman and a very good person. I love you so much LeeAnn.

  12. Although we are far away, we will hold you close in our thoughts and in our hearts today and always. You will be missed but never forgotten. You have captured a place in our hearts. You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you. You will be deeply missed by everyone. Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts. For the joy you gave and the precious memories which you left behind for me to cherish; take with you all my love.

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