Erma Nell Kay passed to her eternal home while at Life Care Center of Sparta, on Nov. 16, 2021, at the age of 90.
Mrs. Kay was born March 3, 1931, in El Reno, Oklahoma, to Thomas Norton Sharp and Nellie Clark Sharp.
Erma was a retired data entry operator from Colorado State University. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sparta and enjoyed mission work, playing the organ, sewing, camping, grandmothering, and praying for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Earl E. Kay; sister, Lois Riley; brother, Thomas Sharp; and half-brother, Berrie Stephens.
Erma is survived by her children, Eddie and Pamela Kay, Carol and Joe Headrick, all of Sparta, Dennis and Sissy Kay, of McMinnville, and Bonnie and Mike Fisher, of Fort Collins, Colorado; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Nov. 26, 2021, at First Baptist Church, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 26, at the church.
Will Agan, Hayden Agan, Andrew Fisher, Keith Fisher, John Kay, and Mark Sharp will serve as pallbearers.
Dillon Kay will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.