ALCESTER, SD—Katherine “Kay” McKee, 76, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Alcester Care and Rehab Center in Alcester, SD.

Per Kay’s request, a service of remembrance will be arranged for by her children. A celebration of life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Barbara Joy officiating. Lunch will be served with family present afterward. Notes of sympathy can be sent to husband, Jim, or her children.

Kay D. Parvu was born April 7, 1943, in Sioux City, to parents Nick and Cleo (Moore) Parvu. She enjoyed Christmas in July with her family and gardening parties. Kay will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. She worked as a server at Truck Towne in Beresford, SD, for many years until back troubles forced her to stop.

She is survived by her husband, Jim McKee; three children, Ella (Ron) Woods, Linda (Jeff) Banks and Bernie (Becky) Welch; two stepchildren, Clint (Dawn) McKee and Jimmy (Annabelle) McKee; 14 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Jackie Welch; and her sister, Marlene (Richard) Jackson; and her beloved dog, Cowboy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Leonard Welch; grandsons, Christopher Welch and Ian Welch; stepdaughter, Robin McKee; and her sister, Carolyn Hultquist.

Family would like to thank Alcester Care and Rehab Center for all their loving care and support through this difficult time.