Saundra “Kay” Hoynoski

March 29, 1944 ‒ February 25, 2021

Fredericktown, Ohio

Saundra “Kay” Hoynoski, age 76, of Fredericktown, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday morning, February 25, 2021.

On March 29, 1944, Kay was born in Columbus, OH, a daughter of the late Homer and Josephine (Arledge) Rice.  She graduated from North High School in Columbus in 1962.

In high school, Kay was set up on a blind date with a young man, H. “John” Hoynoski Jr. A few years later, they were married on March 9, 1963, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Columbus.  They cherished 51 years of marriage together before John preceded her in death on June 2, 2014.

Kay was a stay at home mom while she raised her children.  Later in life she worked as a pharmacy technician at the pharmacy in Marengo.

Kay loved playing cards, especially Euchre.  She belonged to numerous card clubs over the years.  She was also active in Seniors on Center and helped collect Toys for Tots every Christmas season.

Kay enjoyed being outdoors working in her beautiful flower gardens or taking long walks with her dogs, Cody and Jessie.

Family time was always very important to Kay.  She especially loved traveling and the numerous unforgettable family vacations they took together.   She was a bit of a firecracker and could not sit still.  She always had to have something to do.

Left to cherish Kay’s memory is her two children: Cindy Pena of Corsicana, TX, and Tim Hoynoski of Marengo; three grandchildren: Kevin Scarry, Kirstin Hoynoski, and Cynthia (Justice) Adams; two sisters: Jan (Ed) Samsel of TN, Gloria Summerall of CA; a brother, Robert Rice of NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Rice.

Graveside services to honor and celebrate her life will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at North Fork Cemetery, 7416 County Road 22, Fredericktown, OH 43019, with Pastor Jeff Deel Officiating.

Memorial contributions in Kay’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Kay’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Tim &Cindy,,, So very sorry for loss..Aunt Kay was a great person..She always made everyone laugh and she was always smiling..I will cherish the memories I had with her..please let me know if there is anything I can do..Love u both.

  • So sorry about Kaye I did her hair not to long ago we always talked each other legs off I will miss her comning I’m sorry to her family