In Memory of

Kay Hildreth Meyer

October 27, 1937 - October 21, 2023
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Kay Hildreth Meyer 85, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.

     Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2023 at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Denise Berns officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Church until service time.  Private Family Graveside will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home is serving the family.

     Kay is survived by her children, Kyle Lenz and Kolana (Joey Manwarren) Lenz; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Meyer; infant daughter Christine Lenz; her parents, Otis and Grace (Dillivan) Hildreth; sister Deva Albaugh; and brother Lowell Hildreth.

     Kay Hildreth was born October 27, 1937 at Lake City, Iowa.  She graduated from Lohrville High School, with the Class of 1956.  Kay attended flight school and worked as an airline hostess for several years.  On July 26, 1970, she was united in marriage to John C. Meyer at Kansas City, Kansas.  The couple made their home in Des Moines.  In 1974, they moved to Rockwell City.  John passed away in 1979.  In 2015, Kay became a resident of Sunny Knoll Care Centre.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church. 

Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. - Thursday
November 9, 2023
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pasttor Denise Berns
10:00 a.m. - Thursday
Nov. 9, 2023
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Private Family Graveside
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 10:41 AM
“I’m so sorry to hear about Katie’s passing. She was a I’m so sorry to hear about Kay’s passing really tough lady. She tackled life head on. She always had good stories to share when we came to Rockwell.”
- Missy Shepherd

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 5:16 PM
“Kay was a regular user of the RC public library (I worked there in the 1990s) and I always enjoyed interacting with her. She radiated good cheer -- the twinkle in her eye and the ready laugh. She was a charming woman.”
- Hilda Hartling

Monday, October 23, 2023 at 3:13 PM
“Kay was a very wonderful woman! She will be missed greatly. ”
- Mona Hildreth

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 6:01 PM
“My goodness another cousin, Kay had a good heart and a strong girl for the rough bumpy road she had to endure.
Now she can finally be at peace.”
- Boyd Hildreth

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 2:12 PM
“I had the pleasure of knowing Kay as her nurse. I truly loved her. My condolences to her family. She will be missed. 💔”
- Gina Archuleta

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