In loving memory of

Kay J. Strange
July 31, 1931 - November 2, 2020

Kay Joan Strange, daughter of Roy and Klea (Ripley) Newman, was born on July 31, 1931 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Kay passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Kay grew up in Shenandoah and attended the Shenandoah Community Schools.

On March 12, 1966 she was united in marriage to Allen L. Strange in Omaha, Nebraska. They resided in Shenandoah until his death in 1997. Kay was a loving housewife and mother. She also operated a Daycare out of her home. She moved to Lincoln, NE in 2000 to be closer to her great-grandchildren. The arrival of nine great-great-grandchildren was the joy of her life.

Kay enjoyed reading, collecting recipes, music, and cooking. The family loved her baked beans and meatloaf, chicken and noodles and scalloped corn recipes. The recipes have been passed on to other family members for the family to enjoy for years to come.

Preceding Kay in death were her husband Allen L. Strange, her parents Roy and Klea Newman and infant sister Mary Jane Newman.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters: Kathleen (Stephen) Lucas of Fremont, NE and Teresa "Terry" Gerber (Jerry Avis) of Council Bluffs, IA; sons Ronald Anderson of Lincoln, NE and Marty Colwell (Carol Miller) of Shenandoah, IA; four grandchildren: Patrick Payne, Melissa Odens, Jennifer Lucas and Joshua Colwell; 13 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren; other family and friends.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Shenandoah, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Linda Ash wrote on Nov 4, 2020:

"The family will be in my prayers. She was a wonderful person. She will be so missed. May God give you the strength today and the days ahead."

Janet Edmonds wrote on Nov 3, 2020:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May God provide you with peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11"