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Kay L. Eads

May 2, 1944 — March 28, 2023


Kay L. Eads, 78, Urbana, Indiana, passed away in the early morning hours of March 28, 2023, at her home. The daughter of Duane and Ginevra (Auker) Bechtold, Kay was born on May 2, 1944, in Huntington, Indiana.

After graduating from Manchester High School in 1962, Kay attended Glamour Girl Cosmetology School in Marion, Indiana. She also obtained her real estate license from the Beer School of Real Estate, where she found her true calling of helping people find their dream home. For twenty-eight years Kay worked at Peebles GMAC Real Estate and Terrell Realty Group before retiring in 2015. She was a member of the Moose Lodge 1518 in North Manchester and the Elks Lodge 471 in Wabash. Kay was a godly woman and a member of Life Church in Huntington.

The loving memory of Kay L. Eads will be forever cherished by her sons, Tadd (Peggy) Eads, Lagro and Terry (Amy) Eads, Urbana; companion of twenty-two years, Lee “Homer” Holmes, Urbana; grandchildren, Abby (Blake) Bitzer, North Manchester and Allison (Corbin) Dawes, Andrews; great-grandchildren, Brontly, Maddox, Beckett, and Tyler; and the many friends and families she helped over the years. Kay was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bob Bechtold.

Family and friends may call Thursday, April 6, 2023, 2023 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. The funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on April 6, immediately following visitation with Pastor Mike Hill and Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Kay L. Eads, memorial contributions may be made to Life Church, 900 East State Street, Huntington, Indiana 46750 or Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.

The family of Kay L. Eads has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.


Riley Children's Foundation
P.O. Box 3356, Indianapolis IN 46206

Life Church
900 East State Street, Huntington IN 46750

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