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Lois Jay

October 10, 1932 — May 7, 2024

Creston, Iowa

Lois Jean (Kirkpatrick) Jay was born October 10th 1932 in Carl, Iowa to Dwight and Irene Kirkpatrick. Her family moved many times and she was raised in a few small towns in Southwest Iowa. After her years of school, Lois worked as a teenager waitressing at the Iowana Hotel in Creston. After the Iowana, she worked as a telephone operator for Creston Mutual Telephone Co. Her job at Creston Mutual is where she met her future husband. On September 14th, 1957 she was united in marriage to Bill Jay. The couple was blessed with three children: Denny, Randy and Barb.

After the birth of her children, Lois was a stay-at-home mom and later ran her own in-home daycare where she cared for many kids from the community for over twenty years. She enjoyed gardening and time spent with her neighbors. She and Bill enjoyed following all of their children’s school activities and sporting events. Lois was also a Den Mother to her son’s Boy Scout troop which she took great pride in. 

Through the years, Lois and Bill enjoyed many trips to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they would visit their son, Randy and his family. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Preceding Lois in death was her parents; her sisters:  Colleen Brotherton, Carol Wynn and Diane Loomis; her brothers:  Boyd and Jerry Kirkpatrick; and her son, Randy Jay.

Lois is survived by her husband Bill; her son, Denny Jay (wife Camille) of Bondurant, IA; her daughter-in-law, Lizzi Jay of Albuquerque, NM; and her daughter, Barb Ide (husband Dan) of Afton, IA. She is also survived by her grandchildren:  Becki Esparsen, Dusty Jay (wife Kirsten) and Billy Jay (wife Deidra) all of Albuquerque, NM; Jacque Tripp (husband Jake) of Lenox, IA, Brody Jay of Creston, IA, Garret Jay (wife Kennedy) of Rochester, MN, Jim Ide (wife Lindsay) of Shannon City, IA and Emily Ide (wife Lindsay) of Creston, IA. Connor Short (wife Jamie) of Windsor Heights, IA, and Kelsey Klein (husband Jeremy) of Bondurant, IA.

Also her great-grandchildren:  Marley Cole, Ryan, Lilly, Maddox, Ellison, Brixon, Adalynn and Callahan Jay, Claire and Grant Ide, ViviAnna and Quinton Tripp and Kennedy, Natalie, Lauren and Benjamin Klein.

Other survivors include her brother, Ed Kirkpatrick (wife Barb) of Newport News, VA; sister-in-law, Nina Kirkpatrick of Creston, IA; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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