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Kay Ellen Leighty, 61, of Washington, went to her heavenly home Thursday at her residence surrounded by family. She was born June 3, 1955, to the late James and Doris (Smith) Baker in Washington. She graduated from Southport High School and got an insurance certification and notary license. On June 2, 1973, she married the love of her life, Ricky Leighty. Kay worked as a secretary at Jerry Durnil's State Farm Insurance Company for over 30 years. She was a member of Montgomery Christian Church, where she played the piano. She loved her family and playing with her grandchildren.
Kay is survived by her husband, Ricky Leighty; sons Brandon Leighty (Amy) and Benjamin Leighty (Melody); grandchildren Malayna Leighty, Dean Houston, Zoey Leighty, Benton Leighty, Makensie Leighty, Alexa Leighty and Carter Stinchfield; sister Rhea Rodby (Craig) of Wyoming; brother-in-law Ron Pancake; and mother-in-law Vera Leighty. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Vicki Pancake; and father-in-law Norman Leighty.
The funeral service for Kay will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home, with interment immediately following the service at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pastor Mike Frances will be officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on August 19, 2016
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