Kay S. Allen

Kay S. Allen, age 65, of Apple Valley passed away peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017 after battling Alzheimer’s.
Kay was born on May 16, 1951 to Bill and Elaine Lematta. She graduated from Austin High School in 1969. She studied Elementary Education at the University of Minnesota, graduating with High Distinction in 1973. Kay met her husband, Rick, at the university. They married in the summer of 1973 and moved to Rochester, MN, where Kay worked at the Mayo Clinic and later taught first and fifth grade.
Kay became a stay at home mom when her daughter, Jennie, was born in 1979. The family moved to Minneapolis in 1980 and added a son, Michael, in 1982. While in Minneapolis, Kay was actively involved in Lake Harriet United Methodist Church co-chairing the bible school program and leading the nursery school program.
The family moved to Apple Valley in 1986. Kay was heavily involved in her children’s lives volunteering at school as a PTO member, Site Council member, working in the career center, volunteering in the classrooms, helping with marching band, and being a girl scout leader. Through these activities, she became friends with six other moms who call themselves the “pie ladies” who became forever friends.
Kay was a positive, caring, vibrant person who always had a smile. She was a loving daughter, wife, mom, grandma, aunt and friend. She enjoyed gardening, music, dance, sewing, traveling, and most of all her family. She was a wonderful mentor to her children and grandchildren and was always loving and caring. She is loved very much and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her husband Rick; children: Jennie (Jared) Green, and Mike (Katrina) Allen; three grandchildren: Joshua and Jillian Green, and Oliver Allen; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Karina and Alden Allen; brothers-in-law: Bruce (Anna) Allen and Kurt Allen; sister-in-law: Julie (Wade Johnson) Allen; and nephews: Matt and Christopher Allen.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Elaine Lematta.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, March 25th at 11 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church at 13901 Fairview Drive Burnsville, MN 55337. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be designated to the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota or a charity of your choice.

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