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Marilyn Joyce McKay

Posted July 14, 2014 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

October 2, 1925 – July 3, 2014

Marilyn McKay

Marilyn McKay

Marilyn Joyce McKay, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 3, 2014. She was born October 2, 1925 to William and Elizabeth Steen in Bloom Township, MN. Marilyn married William E. McKay on June 5, 1943 in Carbondale, IL while William was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After retiring from her Civil Service Career, she traveled extensively and made many friends during her adventures. She was actively involved in her community and brought a ray of sunshine and a warm smile to all she met. She enjoyed her life immensely and lived it to the fullest. Marilyn is predeceased by her husband William E. McKay, her sisters Myrtle E. Benson and Aletha J. Morse and her son Charles K. McKay. She is survived by her sons David L. McKay (Deborah) and Paul B. McKay (Sydney), daughter-in-law Nancy J. McKay, grandchildren David D. McKay (Vicki), Robb W. McKay (Jan), Ellienne E. McKay, Christie Lauderdale, Michael Barie and Brandon Barie, great-grandchildren Anna, Shannon and Scotlyn McKay, Carissa, Jacob and Sara McKay, Sarah and Coleman Lauderdale. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Beaches Chapel (904)249-2374 located 1701 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32250. A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at McLaren’s Chapel, 801 – 19th Street West Des Moines, IA 50265 with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. If so desired, please donate to your charity of choice in lieu of flowers.

Information provided by:
McLarens Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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