OBITUARY

Kay Dosterschill

October 24, 1948November 29, 2018
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Kay Cutrell Kleiner Dosterschill, age 70, went to be with the Lord on the morning of November 29, 2018. Born October 24, 1948 in Dallas, Texas, she was the daughter of William “Bill” Kleiner and Ruth Cutrell Kleiner. Kay grew up attending First Baptist Church of Dallas with her parents were she was active in the youth and Chapel Choir programs. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, she worked in missions with Wycliff Bible Translators in South America, and after her time abroad returned to attend college at The University of Texas at Arlington. On May 25, 1973 she married W. Lloyd Dosterschill, Jr. and were blessed to have two daughters, Diana and Helen. While they raised their daughters in Dallas, Kay also built a career in the bridal business. She helped thousands of brides find their perfect dress, plan their special day, and even travelled around the world making sure their visions came to be. When she wasn’t helping brides she was helping with her daughters’ school and church activities, as well as hosting countless slumber parties. In more recent years Kay has helped families furnish and decorate their homes while working at Jackson’s Home and Garden. Kay was loved and will be missed by countless family, friends, colleagues and customers. Preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; her parents; her parents by marriage Walter and Johnetta Dosterschill; and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her daughter Diana Dana and husband Mark of Wylie, Texas; Helen Starek and husband Jason of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Allee Dana, Reed Dana, Delia Starek and Duke Starek; as well as many cousins. In lieu of flowers and for those who wish to make a memorial contribution in Kay’s honor see below.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brad Cutrell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ben Cutrell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Blandino, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Riley, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh Peugh, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeff Sherman, Active Pallbearer
  • Norm Wollach, Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Gillen, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Cathie LeDoux

December 11, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of purchasing outdoor furniture at Jackson's Home & Garden from Kay. She was a joy to do business with, so helpful and informative. She will be so missed. Kay was a very special lady, a dear Christian lady. Kay and I had several meaningful and wonderful conversations. She left a lovely legacy.

God's Blessings Always,
Cathie LeDoux

Grace Tippie Niemeyer

December 5, 2018

I was privileged to work for Kay for two summers, taking care of her two daughters Diana and Helen while she was at work. I enjoyed the girls and Kay was a great employer.
I remember looking through her wedding album one time and noting what a beautiful bride she was. I also remember reading that Loyd surprised her by sending her a big bouquet of flowers on their wedding day. As a college girl, I thought that so romantic.
When I worked for her, Kay worked in the Bridal industry. Part of the time she worked for one of the top department stores like Neimans or Sakowitz. Later, she had her own store. I would occasionally ask her about the various weddings and she always expressed how very much she cared for “her brides” and wanted everything to go perfectly on their big day. I could tell it was not just a job, but a calling based on caring about others, I am sure that carried over to her work at Jackson’s in later years.

Kay was also a wonderfully devoted daughter. She gladly shared “Mama K” (as Ruth Kleiner, her mother) was called by hundreds of high school seniors at First Baptist Church. Not only did she share Mama K, she also helped make all of the delicious meals and help with various activities that we had on Sunday nights. Mama K may have known how to throw a great party and put on a great event, but Kay (and often Loyd) were right beside her attending to all of the details.

I know she will be missed by her daughters and grandkids, but I can only imagine the wonderful reunion!

Kelly James

December 3, 2018

Kay and I were coworkers at Jacksons. The sweetest woman I could have ever known. Very caring, thoughtful and full of love. She will truly be missed. All my love and prayers to her family. Rest in love Ms. Kay.

Tom Fortner

December 2, 2018

Kay was a member of our Brownsville/Matamoros missions team for many years, as was her mom Ruth Kleiner. Many of the teens who served in those trips to the border later served in home and foreign missions, and some make mission trips today. Kay and Lloyd were very special friends and now she is reunited with the man she loved. We will miss her, but we will see her again some day soon.

Jane B Alford

December 1, 2018

My condolences to Kay's daughters and their families on her passing to our Lord's wide-opened arms. Our mothers were friends from many years before reconnecting again at First Baptist Church. It has been years since seeing Kay but we loved her and are saddened at her passing. What comfort comes to us in the sharing of our faith; that she is safely, peacefully and whole again and at Home with the Saints!

Johnny Warren

December 1, 2018

Kay Kleiner, my first love! It was good keeping up with you somewhat thru social media, and I was blessed to have known you, and your wonderful parents. Many years have gone by since those days of FBC-Dallas, youth camps, choir tours, and trips with your parents (I think those years were around 1960 to 1965). You will be missed, but know of your presence with our Lord. Thanks for the memories!

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Biography

Kay Cutrell Kleiner Dosterschill, age 70, went to be with the Lord on the morning of November 29, 2018. Born October 24, 1948 in Dallas, Texas, she was the daughter of William “Bill” Kleiner and Ruth Cutrell Kleiner. Kay grew up attending First Baptist Church of Dallas with her parents were she was active in the youth and Chapel Choir programs. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, she worked in missions with Wycliff Bible Translators in South America, and after her time abroad returned to attend college at The University of Texas at Arlington.
On May 25, 1973 she married W. Lloyd Dosterschill, Jr. and were blessed to have two daughters, Diana and Helen. While they raised their daughters in Dallas, Kay also built a career in the bridal business. She helped thousands of brides find their perfect dress, plan their special day, and even travelled around the world making sure their visions came to be. When she wasn’t helping brides she was helping with her daughters’ school and church activities, as well as hosting countless slumber parties. In more recent years Kay has helped families furnish and decorate their homes while working at Jackson’s Home and Garden. Kay was loved and will be missed by countless family, friends, colleagues and customers.
Preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; her parents; her parents by marriage Walter and Johnetta Dosterschill; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her daughter Diana Dana and husband Mark of Wylie, Texas; Helen Starek and husband Jason of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Allee Dana, Reed Dana, Delia Starek and Duke Starek; as well as many cousins.