May 27, 1934 – September 9, 2020
Kay R. Shugarts, 86, of Glen Richey, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his residence. He was born on May 27, 1934 in Surveyor, Pennsylvania; a son of the late Joe and Mary (Jury) Shugarts.
Mr. Shugarts was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Era. He was a welder for Penelec for over thirty years until his retirement.
He was a member of the Glen Richey Primitive Methodist Church, member of the BPOE Lodge #540, life time member of the NRA, and member of All Seasons Trap and Skeet, where he helped with many youth activities. He served as a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer for the PA Game Commission from 1964-2004. During his spare time Mr. Shugarts enjoyed hunting and sport clay shooting.
Survivors include his wife, Alice (Owens) Shugarts; two sons, Darrin Shugarts and his wife Tammy and Randy Shugarts all of Clearfield; grandchildren: Joe Highland Shugarts, Gavin Kay Shugarts, Ryan Scott Shugarts, Joseph Paul Shugarts, Shelby Lynn Shugarts, Cameron Kay Shugarts, Allison Kay Shugarts, and Remington James Shugarts; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Andrew Shugarts of Clearfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott H. Shugarts; one granddaughter, Leanna Marie Shugarts; and two sisters, June Jackson and Georgie Emmanuelson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Shugarts Family Camp on Saturday, September 12, 2020. If you need directions please call Darrin Shugarts or Randy Shugarts.
Funeral services will be held at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4pm with Rev. Duane W. Stiner officiating. Please practice COVID-19 safety recommendations.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, September 14, 2020 from 2pm until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation 1615 L Street NW, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036.
Online remembrances can be made at www.bennettandhouser.com
Arrangements are under the care of the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Inc., Clearfield.
Monday, September 14, 2020
September 22, 2020
Art and I are saddened by Kay's passing as Art fondly remembers Kay during his Clearfield High School days. Art and I are both still fine here in Michigan, and send our condolences and sympathies to all the family.
Art and Inge (Logenburg) Kyler
September 14, 2020
Kay was a new Deputy Game Protector when I signed on as a Deputy in 1965, he was a feisty, dedicated, dependable officer to have as a backup. My dad John D Askey worked with Kay for 16 years as a Deputy also. May he rest in peace.
September 14, 2020
Kay was a friend and one of my Deputies while I was in Clearfield County. I cannot make the services as I am out of state on a hunting trip. I believe Kay would appreciate that. My condolences to the Shugart’s family, he will be greatly missed.
September 13, 2020
Kay was our lead off man on the CHS undefeated and district championship wrestling team, 1953. He was also the district champion in his weight class. A good person and friend. Our condolence to Alice and family.
September 12, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Kay. We will not be able to attend the funeral as we will be on the way up to Clearfield for my Mother's funeral on Saturday. Kay and Doyle were first cousins. Marla Jury
September 11, 2020
Alice, Randy, Darrin and the family of your husband and dad please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Kay. Our thoughts are with you. God Bless to all of your family Sincerely, the Rubbe family