Kay Grant

March 30, 1927 ‒ April 14, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: O. Kay Grant, age 93, peacefully passed away April 14, 2020, at Liberty Nursing Center in Mansfield.

She was born March 30, 1927, in Boyd County, KY the daughter of Bert F. & Emma (Yates) Thompson and was one of six children. A handsome young man named Homer D. Grant caught her eye and the pair married August 9, 1947. The couple moved to the Mansfield area in 1948 and had three children. Kay dedicated her life to creating a warm and loving home for her family.

In her spare time, she took pleasure in reading the Bible. But above all, Kay cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kay was a longtime member of Lexington Church of Christ.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Deb & Jon Lanker of Mt. Gilead; son and daughter-in-law Phil & Karen Grant of Lexington; grandchildren Tiffany Kessling, Kyle Grant, Jon Lanker, Jr., and Ben Lanker; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Mary Thompson and Gretchen Thompson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years Homer Grant in 2015; son Steven Grant in 2012; brothers James, Manford, Arthur, and Jack Thompson; and sister Pauline “Betty” Gibson.

A private graveside service will be held in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington officiated by Pastor TJ Waters. Contributions to made to the Lexington Church of Christ and may be sent to the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904).

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Kay’s family and encourage you to share a memory at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Our deepest condolences from Harold L. Thompson, LisaMarie (Thompson) Bashaw and Sheryl (Thompson) Gilley. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all. May you take comfort in your memories. She was a wonderful Aunt and Great Aunt.

  • So deeply sorry for your lose of Kay Grant. I remember her fondly when she and Homer were our neighbors . They were great neighbors and wonderful to the children who lived in their neighborhood. My children loved to tease Homer because he teased them. Kay went along with this teasing and would laugh when Homer was taken aback by what the kids did to him. I remember Kay as being my Aunt Mabel’s walking partner. They would walk down to the cemetery and walk the paths and then return to Fox Rd. I will miss seeing Kay at Paul Revere’s on Friday for fish. Again Frank and I are sadden by Kay.s passing but we know she is in a better place with her Lord.

  • Homer and Kay were a special couple at our chuch. Always a smile to give and something funny to say. They enjoyed life and shared it will all. You will both be remembered as cherished friends.

  • Our family has the fondest memories of sitting in front of Kay and Homer at church for many years. So many wonderful conversations and as a young married couple, when we first began to attend L.C.C., Their beautiful relationship was surely one to be modeled after. Our deepest sympathies are with your family during this time. Well done, good and faithful servant…
    Much Love, The Awwiller’s
    Brian, Pam, Jarrad and Jarica

  • Both Homer and now Kay will be greatly missed. Thru getting to know them thru Church and then buying their house from them we became close friends. Kay always had funny and profound things to say each time we were with her. And both of their stories were well worth visiting them. Kay always made you feel special when you visited her. She will be greatly missed. Who is going to tell us, Eat your dessert first to make sure you have room for it. Such a great Lady, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and Friend. Love, Jerry and RoseMary

  • Phil & Karen
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mothers passing, She will be missed in the neighborhood.
    Catie Grupe