Anita Kay Bostrom

February 18, 1949June 10, 2018

Kay Bostrom passed away peacefully June 10 surrounded by her family. Born Anita Kay Wier on February 18, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late Robert and Joan Wier, she became a charter member of Hope United Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, Indiana, where she met her future husband, David Bostrom. They celebrated their 49th anniversary in Aruba in November.

No matter where she and Dave moved, Kay found places to use her teaching skills. She taught middle-school career exploration classes in North Carolina, quilting classes in Pennsylvania, and preschool in Indiana. She applied her college degree in teaching home economics as a lifelong domestic goddess. First in her family to attend college, she went on to raise three children who all received bachelor’s degrees; two of them earned PhDs.

In Evendale, Kay served on the Amphitheater Design Committee and the Evendale Planning Commission, chairing the group from 2001 to 2004. She was Assistant Chair of the Building Expansion Committee for Sharonville United Methodist Church, and she participated in the Chapter One Book Club for fifteen years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sneaking treats to her “granddogs” Ruthie and Juji. Through her final days, she wielded a sharp sense of humor and a strong wish to extend second chances.

Kay was mother to Melissa (Kris Horvath), S. Lynn, and Benjamin; proud grandmother to Calla and Violet Horvath; sister to Jeff (Peg) Wier and Paula (Brian) Nowling; cousin to Janet (Jim) Whitehouse and many more; aunt to Andrea (Todd) Grotenhuis, Cara (William, Sr.) Floyd, and Katie Wier; and great-aunt to William Floyd, Jr. She leaves behind many dear friends, from next door to across the country.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life on July 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evendale Recreation Center (10500 Reading Rd, Cincinnati). In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or the Cancer Support Community of Cincinnati.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 29, 2018

Anita Kay Bostrom

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