Kathryn Joyce “Kay” Entenmann

June 05, 1940 ‒ January 21, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Committed to her family and kind-hearted, Kay Entenmann expressed a loving personality.  A devoted wife and mother, she was selfless.

Now in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Kathryn Joyce “Kay” Entenmann passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father, Monday morning January 21, 2019 while at home.  She was 78.

The daughter of Elmer and Grace (Peters) Becker, Kay was born June 5, 1940 in Toledo.  Raised in Michigan, Kay was a country girl, attending small one-roomed schools until her teenage years where she graduated from Toledo Whitmer High School.  Kay was a Registered Nurse graduating from Maumee Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1962.  She worked for Adrian Hospital, Maumee Valley Hospital and Visiting Nurses of Toledo.

She first met Bob Entenmann on January 20, 1967 and a year later the two were married on December 15, 1967.

In July of 1977 Kay and her family moved to Mansfield.  She loved to sing.  Singing in a quartet and the church choir, Kay praised the Lord with her lips.  She loved gospel music, especially the Gaithers.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church Ashland.

An excellent seamstress, Kay designed bridal gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, men’s suites and various other clothing.  She loved to travel, both throughout the United States and Europe.  Recently she traveled to Alaska and loved vacationing in Hawaii.

An amazing cook, Kay could make any recipe taste delicious.  She made the best German Potato Salad, Salami, and Church Windows!

More than anything, Kay will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother.

Along with her husband of 51 years, Kay is survived by her children Rob (Renee Sue) Entenmann of Cross Lanes, WV, Reneé L. Entenmann-Jones (Chip Jones) of Cordele, GA; Steve (Konda) Entenmann of Galion, and Sara Entenmann Westfield (Steve Westfield) of Mansfield; grandchildren Jon (Kaytlin) Entenmann, Brooke Entenmann, Sandra Jones Benefield (Ryan Benefield), Morgan Entenmann Weber (Mitch Weber), Todd Entenmann, Anna Westfield, and Andrew Westfield; great grandchildren Eastyn Entenmann and Myla Weber; as well as a brother Fred Becker.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother Glenn Becker.

Her family will receive friends and family Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am.  Pastor Charles Jones, Sr. will officiate and burial will follow in Little Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to OSU Wexner Center Department of Neurology or Richland Pregnancy Services may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Bob and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless, John and Judy

  • Dear Bob and Family,
    We are so sorry to read of Kay’s passing. What a special lady! We’ll never forget the Ashland Grace Brethren Sunday School Class Socials you hosted. We had so much fun! You and Kay made us feel so welcomed. Kay will always have a special place in our hearts! Thank you both for setting a great example of godly character! With sympathy and love,
    Gary, Chris, Katelyn, Wyatt, Hunter, Keaton and Peyton Edwards

    PS Please give Sara a hug from us!

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Kay was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Bob and Sara, Steve, Anna and Andrew! Our moms are both with Jesus now and whole again, Sara! Hold on to the blessed hope that you will again see her when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

  • Steve & Konda and family,
    I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mom. I know it is hard but you have the good times and all the memories. I knew it was your mom when I saw the picture. She had that same smile on her face that I remember from your wedding. Although I did not know her, you can see the love of Jesus reflecting on her face. Draw on his strength and comfort now and lean on each other. You know you will see her again. Love you both.

  • Bob

    Just want you and your family to know that Sandy and I are with you all in are prayers and thoughts. Always a loss but a great blessing know she is with her heavenly family . May our LORD give yoou all that strength now in this moment of your lives.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Entenmann family. While we knew things were getting worse, I was amazed that the end was so soon. I know she is enjoying her beautiful heavenly home and is happy to see her mom and dad once again. Thank God for the many happy memories you all share.

  • Dear Bob & family,

    We regret that we won’t be able to attend service or calling hours, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May you find comfort at this difficult time knowing she has a new body that is pain free & that you will see her again someday.

  • Dear Bob and family. Such an adorable woman, because God really lived in her heart. I am so thankful to have known Kay. I thank God, with whom she is presently adoring, for having you two as friends. “…be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 and so she has. Love and blessings to all of you. Dee Yeager Bovenzi

  • Dear Bob, Steve, Sara and all the families,
    I just learned of Kay’s passing and I know she will be sorely missed. She was a very precious woman, a wonderful seamstress and great cook. I remember her printing up several of her recipes for me. We also remember the many times we attended
    Mansfield Christian School events on behalf of our children. Then our days also go back to Ashland Grace Brethren. Kay loved the Lord, and I can just imagine His open arms when He greeted her home. God bless you, Bob, for your gracious care of her these past few years and I know your children helped. May your Heavenly Father be your comfort and peace and may your memories be precious. Kay had been surrounded with love.

  • Dear Bob and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Steve & Konda, Please know you & all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sounds like you’ve been blessed with a wonderful, loving woman as your mom, Steve. I’ll be praying for you as you adjust to life here without her but rejoicing with you that you’ll be together again for eternity. We love you, Vanessa & Steve

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Very sorry for your loss of wife, mother, sister, mamaw, very special person to each of you! Continued hugs!