Kay Leann Dowling Curtis, age 71, of Butler, entered the presence of the Lord into her heavenly home early Sunday morning, February 13, 2022, after an illness, with her family by her side.
Born July 28, 1950 in Cambridge, OH; she was the daughter of the late Carl L. and Isabel I. Mendenhall Dowling.
Earlier years while living in Caldwell, OH, she worked as a store clerk, she enjoyed volunteering in schools, and farming.
Later years she resided in Butler, PA, where she retired from Preferred Physical Therapy in Butler. She was a faithful member of the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church, where she was loved as the Preacher’s wife, sang in the choir, played in the bell choir, taught Sunday School and Bible Studies, and was a Stephen Minister. Kay loved the Lord, never lost hope, and truly showed all of us how to steady the course and walk with the Lord against all adversity.
Kay loved her family, cooking, canning, and the outdoors. She enjoyed nature at Moraine State Park, gardening (“dirt therapy”), flowers, sewing, and traveling. God blessed Kay with the gifts of hospitality, gardening, baking and cooking; and she generously shared these gifts with so many people.
Kay was the best of everything. She loved to laugh, and her smile would brighten up a room and everyone around her. Oh how she loved to dance, especially with the grandchildren. She was the sweetest friend you could’ve had. Kay truly was one of God’s treasures on earth.
She is survived by her husband Jeffrey A. Curtis, who she married June 21, 1998 in Butler, PA; her children Christopher (Suzanne) Clark of Caldwell, OH, and Julianna (Don) Walters of Lufkin, TX; her grandchildren Waylon, Wyatt, Jaylon, Daylon, Shariah, Amelia, Nathan, Stephen, Rachel, Lydia, Moses, Mary, Daniel and Henry; her husband Jeff’s children: Daniel Curtis, Becky (Chris) Orr, Sarah (Gerald) Knepp, Abby (David) Marr; and her siblings Maureen Schultice of Caldwell, OH, Lamar (Janice) Dowling of Caldwell, OH; and a number of nieces, nephews and treasured friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Carla Schott.
On Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 4PM there will be a memorial service, with Rev. Jeff Curtis, retired Pastor officiating, at the First Presbyterian Church, 532 North St., Caldwell, OH 43724. Friends will be received prior to service from 2pm to 4pm.
On Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4PM there will be a memorial service, with Rev. Ron Schermerhorn, Church Pastor, and Rev. Clark Sawyer, retired Pastor, both officiating, at the Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 W. Old Rt 422, Butler, PA 16001. Friends will be received prior to service from 2pm to 4pm.
For more information or to leave an online tribute, you may contact the funeral home nearest you … Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, Prospect, PA 16052, www.raisleyfuneralhome.com or the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724, www.chandlerfuneralhome.net
Memorial contributions may be made to either church mentioned above.