Mary Ann Kay passed away on February 24, 2023, in Walnut Creek, California. She was born to Edwin Parsons and Kathryn Marcella Dunlap on October 7, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her childhood was spent living in San Francisco and St. Petersburg until her father's death, when they moved to Toledo to be near her Aunt Clara. Mary Ann graduated, with honors, from Libbey High School. In 1950, she married Don Corrigan, and in 1952, her daughter, Christine, the light of her life, was born. The marriage ended. She went on to marry Frank Nemecek. This union also ended.
At a party in 1964, May Ann met Norman Kay and they soon fell in love. When Norman was transferred to Oakland Kaiser Center, he asked Mary Ann to marry him and move to California. They were wed in San Francisco and settled into a lovely home in Walnut Creek in 1966, where they remained.
Mary Ann began her banking career in 1965, with what became Great Western Bank. She worked in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Berkeley and Concord Clayton, where she retired as Bank Vice-President Manager in 1991 after 25 years of service.
Mary Ann and Norm loved to travel and vacation around the country as well as taking many trips back to Toledo to visit with family and friends. They also enjoyed five cruises to various places in Europe.
After daughter, Christine's tragic death in 1984, Mary Ann devoted herself to working for charitable endeavors. These included feeding the homeless at Concord Shelter, acting as treasurer for Compassionate Friends, and as assistant treasurer at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; daughter, Christine; brother, Charles Dunlap; and parents; along with her sister-in-law; brothers-in-law; and nephew. Left to mourn her passing are her sister-in-law, Beverly Walczak; nieces, Karen and Debbie (Dan); nephew, Allan (Mary); and several great- nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
Arrangements by the Thos. I. Wisniewski Funeral Home (419)531.4424.
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