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Kay Townsend, 77, of Swedesburg, and formerly of West Burlington, Mt. Pleasant and Champaign, IL, died Monday, October 31, 2022, at the Parkview Manor in Wellman, IA.
No services are planned at this time. The Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to wwww.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Ms. Townsend, the former Frances Kay Raines, was born March 11, 1945, in Champaign, IL. She was the daughter of Harry Max and Mary Virginia (Gribbons) Raines.
She moved with her family to Mt. Pleasant, where she attended school and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1963. On July 24, 1965, in Missouri, Kay married Dan Joseph Townsend. The couple later divorced.
Kay worked at the former Vega Industries in Mt. Pleasant. She moved to Burlington and was employed at 7-11 and Wal-Mart. She moved to Swedesburg a couple of years ago.
She collected crackle glass and was a Denver Broncos fan. Above all, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two children, Dawn Hendrickson and husband, Phil of Mt. Pleasant and Pat Townsend and fiancee, Stephanie Bates of Castle Rock, CO; a brother, Tom Eugene Raines of New Mexico; three grandchildren, Jake, Brett and Samantha Townsend; and a great-grandchild soon to be born.
Her parents and former husband precede in death.