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Kay Heck03/22/2019
Kay J. (Heck) Moneysmith, 81 of Sarasota, Florida formerly a resident of Davenport Iowa passed away peacefully on March 22, 2019 at Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Florida. Kay’s beloved children were by her side.

Kay was born on February 1, 1938, in Knoxville, Iowa, and attended Knoxville High School, graduating with the Class of 1956.

Kay married James Moneysmith in June 1957 and they had two wonderful children. Kay was a member of First Christian Church for over 40 years where she was a church Elder and Deacon. Kay was also very active in the choir and sang many solos over the years.

Kay worked as the Church Secretary for First Christian Church Davenport Iowa for 20 years with Fred Marsh as senior pastor. She also worked at Sylvia’s dress shop in Davenport Iowa in the 1980s.

Kay’s decorating talents were known when she volunteered at The Green Thumber’s during the Christmas holiday season. Jim and Kay retired to Florida in 2004 and enjoyed their golden years with friends from the Davenport area and also spent much time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
Father: George Walter Heck b.1898-d.1984
Mother: Lillian Helen Ethridge b.1913-d.1986.Kay Heck
Husband: James Ernest Moneysmith b. Feb 5, 1930 d.Sept 21, 2012.

Kay is survived by her children, Lisa Moneysmith, Sarasota, Florida, Alan and (Catherine) Moneysmith, Davenport, Iowa, granddaughter, Rebecca Littig, Davenport, Iowa and her brother Jerry Heck, KHS Class of 1951, of Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at First Christian Church Davenport, Iowa on Friday, April 19th at 11 am followed by a memorial service at the National Cemetery Rock Island, Illinois at 1 pm.

Published in Quad-City Times on Apr. 7, 2019

Interment in Davenport, Iowa. Funeral arrangements by: Toale Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, Gulf Gate Chapel.