Katherine “Kay” Marie Troutman Lake, 83, passed peacefully into remembrance at St. Andrew’s Village Senior Living and Continuing Care Retirement Community in Indiana on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Kay was a resident in the dementia care unit of St. Andrew’s for the past four years. Kay was born on July 18, 1936.
Kay was a lifelong resident of the Punxsutawney area, with the exception of eight years residing in the Brownsville area. Kay also lived part time in Big Pine Key, Fla., during the late 1980s where she enjoyed finding treasures at yard sales and worked alongside her husband crab and lobster fishing.
While younger and a full-time mother of nine, she canned apples, blackberries and fresh-from-the-garden vegetables to sustain her family during the winter months. Baking delicious bread rolls and Christmastime nut rolls from scratch topped her amazing talents in the kitchen. When grandchildren came along, she was right in the mix, providing guidance and loving care. She had what seemed to be endless energy and a pick-yourself-up-and-dust-yourself-off attitude when life’s challenges came her way. Patsy Cline, Daniel O’Donnell and Johnny Cash were three of her favorite recording artists.
Kay was preceded in death by husbands Omer Emerick and James Lake; children: Rebecca Remington, James Lake Jr. and Douglas Lake; and siblings: Bob Troutman, Viola Troutman, Ruth (Midge) Kaylor and Joyce Troutman.
Her surviving children are: Kathleen Anthony, Sandi Tompkins (Robert), Dennis Lake, Susan Kaplon (Jeff), Elizabeth Walker (Dean) and Amie Lake (Rob Burns).
Her surviving grandchildren are: Danielle Felicano, Marciella Anthony, Chaz Anthony, Michelle Indurate, Mark Anthony, Jessica Anthony, Ray Barry, Shawn Remington, Joshua Remington, David Remington, Matthew Remington, Casey Buzzard, Logan Kaplon, Nicholas Kaplon, Victoria Kaplon, Tyler Walker, Andrew Walker, Clairesse Walker, Jaxon Walker, Patrick Stewart, Katlyn Stewart and Colten Burns, along with 30 great-grandchildren.
Her surviving siblings are: Twila Baun, Betty (Jean) Gaston, Ken Troutman, Marian Smith and Bill Troutman.
Friends and family will be received at the Carson/ Boyer Funeral Home, Rural Valley, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place in the Valier Cemetery.
Kay’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of St. Andrew’s for their amazing care and love for Kay.