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Kay Black

December 17, 1923 — January 22, 2017

Kay Lloyd Black, age 93, Prescott, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was born on December 17, 1923 in rural Pleasanton, Kansas the son of Clovie Lloyd and Edith Holmes Black. He attended grade school at Fairfield and graduated from Prescott High School in the Class of 1942. Kay served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He married Carmita May Odell on May 15, 1946 at Fort Scott, Kansas. Together they lived on the farm south of Prescott until 1999, when they moved into town. While on the farm they had a dairy herd for forty years. They sold the dairy cows and started a beef cow calf operation. He had a kind heart for animals. There were always dogs and horses, including a team of draft mares, Babe and Bird, on the Black farm. He pulled the Linn County Band wagon in the high wheel parade at Lawrence, Kansas. The family attended many shodeos. Kay enjoyed hunting coyotes with his sight hounds. He had a fondness for his animals, but, his real love was for his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son in law, Darrel Beth. Kay is survived by a son, Ken Lee Black and wife Robin, a daughter Sandra Beth and a brother Carl Black. He is also survived by grand and great grand children, who he was known to as "Poppy Kay". The four grandchildren include: Kevin Black and Sara, Shana Emerson and Mike, Clifton Beth and Whitney and Kayla Wilkinson and Adam, eight great grandchildren: Nathan, Isaiah, and Rebecca Black, Cali, Nick and Austin Emerson, Ella and Carter Beth and one great grandchild on the way. Funeral service will be held 2 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Prescott Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home, Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggest contributions to the Prescott Cemetery, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525,. Pleasanton, KS 66075. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

Visitation Details

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel

Service Information

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 2:00pm, Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel

Interment Details

Prescott Cemetery

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