OBERLIN - Kay Ellen Kurtz, 69, passed away December 27, 2011 at home surrounded by her family.
She was a graduate of Clay High in Clay, W. Va. where she was a member of the National Honor Society and Homecoming Queen. Kay attended Charleston Business College. She worked as a secretary for American Red Cross in Elyria until her marriage.
Kay and her husband of 47 years started the Kurtz Christmas Tree farm in 1967 outside of Wellington. Kay and James grew the farm to what it is today. Kay felt great joy knowing families were enjoying Christmas with a tree or Wreath from her farm. She enjoyed traveling around the USA and visiting our National Parks. She was a avid collector of Fenton Glass, visiting many antique shops, her flower beds and she was a avid reader.
Kay is survived by her husband James E. Kurtz of Wellington; Sons, James (Jessica) Kurtz Jar. of Berlin Hts., Steven (Amy) Kurtz of Oneonta, Alabama, Andrew (Megan) Kurtz, of Warren, Ohio; granddaughter, Bethany Davies of Spartenberg, S.C.; brother, Noble Mullins of Clendemin, W. Va.; sisters, Jean Mullins of Ravenswood, W. Va. and Mildred Johnson Clendemin, W. Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Dathen Mullins; sisters Phylis Morton, Norma Belther; brothers Richard and Don Mullins
There was a private family graveside service in Westwood cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com