Kay Frances Gumm Wotipka, 76, of Port Lavaca, died at 1:57 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Kay was a resident of Port Lavaca for 48 years. She worked in retail and real estate, and also served as a church secretary.
Born March 6, 1933, in Refugio to J.B. and Helen Gumm, she married Henry Wotipka on Feb. 24, 1957 in Refugio.
Her husband, her parents, and her older brother Wayne preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Ahlberg and her husband Lennart of Castle Rock, Colo.; two sons, Michael Wotipka of Port Lavaca and Dennis Wotipka of Houston; four sisters and their husbands, Janice and Johnny Wilson of Refugio, Carol and Delbert Niemann of Missouri City, Cynthia and Richard Campbell of New Braunfels, and Patricia Sellers of Rockwall; one brother, Billy Gumm and his wife Jane of Spring; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Gumm Denison; and four grandsons.
The family received visitors at Grace Funeral Chapel on Austin Street in Port Lavaca from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 14, at Six-Mile Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Johnny Kisiah officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Port Lavaca under direction of Grace Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Max Sturm, Kenneth Woodall, Doyce Taylor, Bob Sanders, Kenneth Boyd-Robertson and Cecil Boyd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kay’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to the charity of their choice.