Kay Espy Thornton | Obituary

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Kay espy thornton

Kay was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 22, 2021, after a life well devoted to Him.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church, Boerne, with Pastor John Wheat from Trinity Baptist Kerrville and Pastor Bubba Stahl from First Baptist Fredericksburg officiating. The memorial service will take place on Friday, October 29 at 2 p.m.

Kay was the only child of Craig and Margaret Espy. She leaves a family that includes her 64-year-old husband Johnny, daughter Claire Kreifels (Danny) and son Robert (Joanne) from Boerne, son Craig (Ashley) from Waco and son Andy from San Antonio. Kay had five grandchildren, Kendra Vita, Jake Kreifels, Emily Rawls, Lincoln Kreifels and Nick Thornton, all of whom adored their Nonnie. She also had thirteen great-grandmothers who loved her dearly.

Kay graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma (’53) and Oklahoma State (’57) after two years at Baylor University. Her career has included teaching at a public school for 2 years in San Antonio, raising 4 exceptional children, who have all made their mark, and working for 16 years with Bible Study Fellowship International as the Director of Class Administrators. While with BSF, Kay had the honor of traveling extensively across the country and around the world for leadership training and retreats. She recognized the privilege of her service, was respected and loved by those she worked with, and was apparently everyone’s best friend.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of New Century Hospice and for the loving attention of caregiver, Christine Miller.

Thank you Jesus for Kay’s life in you.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made at BSF International, 19001 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78258-4019.

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