Mary Florence McKay, the daughter of Ralph Gerald and Erma Vilena (Lewis) Huntington, was born February 12, 1932, in rural Taylor County Iowa. She entered eternal rest on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice House, Creston, Iowa, at the age of eighty-five years, seven months, and twenty-three days.
Mary graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1951. She was united in marriage to D. Lester McKay on June 24, 1951, at Fairview Church, rural Taylor County Iowa. Four children were born to bless this union: Nancy, Roy, Martha, and Donna. Mary was a homemaker devoting herself to raising her children.
Mary was a life-time member of the V.F.W and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had many various interests including bowling, archery, camping, quilting, and roller skating. She also enjoyed her flower garden and baking. Most of all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Mary’s memory is her loving husband of sixty-six years, Mac McKay, Corning, Iowa; children: Nancy (Dave) Current, Newport News, Virginia; Roy (Debbie) McKay, Ames, Iowa; Martha (Dixon) Wood, Urbandale, Iowa; Donna Mullen (fiancé Joe Peterson), Bedford, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Glen Huntington, Storm Lake, Iowa; Reldon Huntington, Lenox, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents; two brothers: Burdette Huntington and Lewis Huntington; sisters-in-law: Claudia Huntington; Berniece (Boswell) Huntington; Dorothy Huntington; Jean Huntington.