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Katherine J. “Kay” Bushey

October 24, 2018

Katherine J. “Kay” Bushey 70, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at a Topeka hospital.

She was born January 15, 1948 in Topeka, the daughter of Francis Clyde and Mary Catherine Cunningham Bushey. Kay graduated from St. Marys High School and attended KSTC in Emporia.

Kay lived most of her adult life in Topeka and worked for the State of Kansas as an administrative assistant. She later worked for USD No. 501 in Topeka. Kay was a member of the Catholic Faith. She also was a member of the St. Marys High School Alumni Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert & James Bushey; a sister, Mary Ann Taylor.

Survivors include two sisters, Julia A. Bushey, Topeka and Barbara R. Bang, Colorado Springs, CO; nieces, Frances Dewell, Jennifer Bang Johnson and Jacquelin Ekenberg; nephews Jon Taylor, CJ Bang and Mark Bushey.

There will be a family visitation from 1:00 until 2:15 P.M. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys followed by a graveside inurnment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valeo Foundation and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To read a full obituary or to leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.



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9 thoughts on “Katherine J. “Kay” Bushey

  1. I am so sad that Kay passed she was sure a lovely classmate. I would never thought that I would never see her again since we last saw each other at our 50th class reunion

  2. Dear family and loved ones, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) . May “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness. (2 Corinthians 1: 3)


  3. Just heard about Kay. Such sadness. She was a classmate and such a sweet girl.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family .


  4. I have many fun memories of Kay and the Bushey family when we were growing up in St. Marys.
    She will be fondly remembered. My heartfelt sympathy to all.

  5. I am thankful for the opportunity to know Kay and my heart goes out to the Bushey family. My prayers are with you at this time.

  6. So sorry to hear about Kay. Mom worked for the Bushey’s for several years in the grocery store. Spent time at the Bushey house when Babs and I were classmates, a very special family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
    Lee and Barbara (Boling) Abitz

  7. Our sympathy goes out to the Bushey family. Kay is a friend and classmate of mine with many good memories behind us.

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