OBITUARY

Kay Evelyn (Byers) Fugate

29 May, 193816 May, 2020

Kay Evelyn Fugate, 81, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday May 16, 2020.

Kay was born May 29, 1938 in Hill City, Kansas to Roy O. and Maura E. Byers.

Kay was the Matriarch of her very large family and enjoyed their frequent visits in her home. She also enjoyed staying in touch through Facebook, Facetime and text. Kay was a devoted member of The Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and volunteered in the office. Kay was a successful realtor with ReMax until her retirement.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Juanita McLendon; her brothers, John Byers, Raymon Byers, Jack Byers, Frank Byers, and Don Byers; and longtime companion, John Burgess.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Kenneth, Terry (Jill), and Steven (Kathy) Fugate; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a private 10 person max graveside service.

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JoMarie Armilio

12 June 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Kay, I remember this beautiful lady during my years at Remax of Kansas City. You can always count on a smile around every corner when meeting her in the office! I know she’s smiling down on all of us and enjoying eternal life with the Lord as well.

Renee Priemer

11 June 2020

OMG-what an awesome Lady Kay was!
I was lucky enough to be her "mentee" almost 17 years ago. I still, to this day, will never leave an earnest check lying loose in a folder-STAPLE IT! She knew her stuff and made darn sure that when she was done mentoring you, you knew yours. She was so sweet and so faithful and I am sure she has a prime locale in heaven.

Brenda Murray

23 May 2020

I met Kay in 1995 and we became friends through selling homes. Kay was a delight to Co-op with. I always loved her laugh and personality. She made friends easily and her Real Estate clients really loved her. Rest In Peace Kay, you will be missed.
Brenda Anderson-Murray

Lin Van Meter

23 May 2020

Fifteen years ago I was a new agent with RE/MAX. Kay was the mentor several of us were assigned too. What a blessing as she taught me the ropes!
After she retired in 2009, we stayed in touch. She continued to support me in my business with referrals and mainly with her love!
So glad I got to text with her on Mother’s Day. She knew her time was short.
Each year we have celebrated her birthday with lunch. So this next Friday will be a sad, yet a day filled with memories and laughter! When we spoke, she told me she wouldn’t make it this year.
I will miss her love, her strength, and determination! Don’t tell her she only had a year...she gave us 4 more.
If you knew her, you knew an amazing woman.
Til we meet again,
Lin

Lisa Marie Miller

20 May 2020

I was a very young girl when I got married to Steve Fugate, one of Kay's sons and I have known Kay for many years( I think last time I saw her was couple years ago at one of the baby showers in the Fugate family her and I attended). She was always wonderful to me and especially every birthday I was in great anticipation of her and I going to the mall every birthday I had while I was married to Steve. She would let me pick something out for my birthday as my gift and also would treat Steve and I to a restaurant of my choice (almost always I picked Red Lobster). I always felt very "special" when she did this for me since I married into the family and was not a blood relative. She will be truly missed and I am sadden that she did not have more time with all of us. I have so many good memories of her and John from when Steve and I would visit them in North KC , too many to mention here but I will never forget those memories. I love you and I know you are with God and the Angels in Heaven enjoying eternal peace! My condolences and prayers to Steve, Terry, Kenny, Jill, Tracy, Scott, and my son Michael. I know you loved her very much!

Joy Burke-Kettler

19 May 2020

I smile at all the decades of memories we shared with Kay and the boys. We grew up on a farm and they would come quite often when I was young and spend a wonderful weekend. She would teach me things that my mother would ask her to explain to me. She and my mother were VERY close. (Who would of thought she would care for our mother the last days of her life!)When I got to high school age I would go to Kansas City and babysit the boys during the summer when she worked at Western Auto. She was always interested in the newest tech things and was one of the first computer savvy persons that I knew. Then when she became a realtor she would become very successful. Her clients trusted her and respected her honesty. She was fun to be around and I admired her always! The last few months we would Face Time each other on our designated day and time, of course she had to teach me how to do it. I will miss her so much but know she is in our Lord's hands where she wanted to be! Love you always Auntie! God bless you Kenny, Terry and Steven!

Debbie Mora

19 May 2020

I remember Kay coming in every week to serve at PV in the Cars Ministry. She was a joy to serve with and she loved and cared for so many. We miss her greatly. Praying for all of your family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY