Katherine "Kay" Markin Birthday


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 11:51 am
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Katherine "Kay" Ward Markin, St. Petersburg, Fla., will be honored at an open house on Oct. 27 in observance of her 80th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1450 30th Ave., East Moline.
Katherine Jean Walters was born Oct. 27, 1932, to Oral and Esther Walters in West Chester, Iowa. She married William "Bill" Ward, Cordova, on Aug. 26, 1950, at Cordova Baptist Church. He passed away June 4, 1981. She married Raymond Markin on May 28, 1987, at St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Fla. He passed away July 24, 2006.
Her children are Steve (Sue) Ward, Kahoka, Mo.; Cindy (Greg) Hart, East Moline; and Connie (Charlie) Marshall, Kahoka, Mo. A son, James, passed away April 22, 1982. She has eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Kay has had many jobs through the years. She drove the school bus for Hampton School for many years. She also worked as a receptionist/chairside assistant for the dental office of Dr. VanMeter in St. Petersburg.
She is a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW and the vice president of her condo association. She was a charter member of Multi-Chords of Harmony Incorporated. She is a member of DAR the Fort Armstrong Chapter. She is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Petersburg.












 



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