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Kay James, 58, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 29, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late William and Barbara (Slaybaugh) Lytle. On April 30, 1984, she married Dickie R. James, who preceded her in death.
She was a paper carrier for the Kokomo Tribune for nearly 25 years. For years she was an avid bingo player. She also loved her trips to Vegas and the casinos to play slots. Kay also looked forward to Saturday nights when family and friends got together to play cards.
Her whole life was dedicated to her children and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her children include, Taroba "Terry" (Brandon) Page; Rusty (Marlaina) Lytle; Dusty (Amanda) James and Donald (Jennifer) Ellis. Her grandchildren are Blake (Sarah) Lytle, Katherine Ellis, Elizabeth Ellis, Shiann James, Lexus James, Gemma James, Braxton Lytle and Maray Lytle. Her great- grandchildren include Ethan Lytle, Addilyn Lytle and Aurora Ellis.
She has left several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews behind. Her siblings include Dana (Becky) Lytle, Randy Lytle, Lora (David) Fewell, and Valerie Hoffman. She is also survived by many brothers- and sisters-in law, Avery (Francis) James, Norma Carson, Cecil James, Patricia Hendricks and Tommy James. She adored her nieces and nephews, Hope, Ronald, Jason, Katie, Chad, Jon, Dalten, Christian, Neeko, and Kason.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Barb Lytle; her husband, Dickie James; her sister, Jean Klein; her brothers, Roger Monroe and Jimmy Lytle. Her father- and mother-in-law, Avery and Marietta James, also preceded her death. She also lost a brother- and three sisters-in-law, Juanita Worthy, Alvin James, Mary Johnson and Wanda Woods.
Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Sunset Memory Garden, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902, with services at 1 p.m. to be officiated by Steve Cole. There will be a gathering of family and friends at Russiaville Lions Club following services. To leave condolences, visit www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.
Published on January 2, 2018
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