Kay Grisham, 72

Kathleen Yvonne “Kay” Grisham, 72, of Tupelo, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at her residence after an extended illness.

A native of Pontiac, Mich., she was born Aug. 7, 1940, to Charles LaSalle Neve and Betsy Catherine Ormsby Neve. She grew up in Chicago and moved to the South a number of years ago. Her hobbies included making dolls and crocheting. An accomplished writer, she had four books published in the Science Fiction/Romance categories. She was a home healthcare nurse for a number of years with Gilberts Home Health. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David McCain officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include seven children, Coral “Cory” Angel of Kirkville, Dale Neece of California, James “Tony” Neece (Keri) of Horn Lake, Jerry Grisham of Tupelo, Wanda Carpenter (Mike) of Ecru, Sandy Merritt of Blue Springs and Teresa White of Fulton; special friends, Bo and Jennie Collier of Booneville; 24 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren .

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Glen Grisham, on March 16, 2003.

Pallbearers were Eugene Davis, Bill Smith, Chris Spillman, Bo Collier, Larry Hodnett and Michael Carpenter.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.