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Kay Johannes


N. Kay Johannes, 77, of Pocahontas, formerly of Creston, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. 

Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at First Baptist Church in Creston. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. The Rev. Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Open visitation with family present will be one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are to be established in her name. Online condolences may be left at 

Nellie Sandra Kay Ray, daughter of Eldon Eugene Ray and Gladys Maxine (Jones) Ray, was born May 12, 1941, in Creston. She was educated in the Creston Schools and received her GED in 1977.

On Dec. 11, 1958, Kay married Bernard Loyd Johannes in Stringtown. They first lived near Cromwell, and later lived in the Lenox and Corning areas. Kay was primarily a homemaker. In 1975, they moved to Pocahontas where she was a cook in the area nursing homes for 27 years. 

Kay was a member of Corning Baptist Church and Creston First Baptist Church. She was also a member at Regular Baptist Church in Pocahontas, Faith Baptist Church in Fort Dodge and Curlew Baptist Church in Curlew.

Kay is survived by her husband Bernard; daughter Sandy Christensen of Fonda, sons, Daniel Johannes of Laurens, Bruce (Emily) Johannes of Pocahontas and Quincy (Tricia) Johannes of Avon; son-in-law Gary Neal of Pershing; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, James Ray and Richard Ray, both of Creston; sisters, Joan Medell of Eugene, Oregon, and Patricia (Denny) Marquardt of Springfield, Oregon; sister-in-law Lola (Doyle) Hembry of Creston and many other family and friends. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Jay and Bernie; daughter Jeanice Neal; brothers, Don and Eldon Jr. and sister Shirley.

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