August 14, 1939 – November 2, 2018
Beverly "Kay" Langdon, age 79, of Marco Island, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 2, 2018. Born August 14, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN to Lester and Edith Custer. Kay graduated from Madison High School in 1957. She received her Bachelor's degree from Hanover College in 1961 and her Master's degree from Indiana University in 1968. She was a teacher for 33 years in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Kay loved to travel around the world, spend time on the beach and go boating.
Kay is survived by Robert "Bob", her loving husband of 54 years. She is also survived by her two daughters, Kristy Whitesides and Kelly (Paul) Wooster and granddaughter, Madison Whitesides.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home located at 577 E. Elkcam Circle on Marco Island. A reception will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018
I've had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Langdon at Kelly & Paul's wedding in Istanbul. Those were exciting and happy days when the world descended on Turkey! My most vivid memories include an agile Mrs. Langdon climbing through piles of carpets at the second floor shop of our friend, Hussein Bey. (I do mean literally piles of rugs - unwashed and filled with Central Asian dust and grime. She didn't hold back in pursuit of the perfect one!) And of course, we all danced late in to the night aboard the Bosphorus wedding boat as we celebrated Paul and Kelly's marriage.
I've kept up on her through Kelly in subsequent years and of all the stories that come to mind, is the family sticking it out together through Hurricane Irma stands out. Against all the best FEMA advice - but what a moment! One of many examples of good spirit, love and humor that I see in them all.
My very best to the entire Langdon family!
November 6, 2018
Memory 2: She also scolded her girls, which I'm sure they deserved. Or at least when they deserved it. :-)
And yes, Kelly and Kristy are like my sisters so I can say that.
Here's one of those moments, captured forever (from Bodrum.)
Mark Oliver (Langdon by adoption)
November 6, 2018
My memory(ies) of Kay will always be centered around travels with Kay. She was adventurous, curious, brave, and an all-around amazing woman. She welcomed me into her home, heart and life, and was always happy to see me, include me, love me. She was one of the most incredible people I've met.
And just in case you're wondering, when I got to see her earlier this year at a time she felt less than her usual self, she was still exactly that same person - funny and clever, self-deprecating, adventurous, curious and brave. And all-around amazing.
This picture (from Bodrum, Turkey) captures her essence, I think.
Lots of love now and always.