Kathleen “Kay” (Kathan) Deyo, 90, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Plymouth died on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near.
Kathleen was born the daughter of the late Gladys (Allard) and Floyd Kathan on July 30, 1931, in Plymouth. She was educated locally graduating from Keene High School.
On July 1, 1960, she exchanged vows with Robert E. Deyo in Keene. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for sixty-one years.
Kay was a waitress at Keene Ice Creamery and Emmonds Restaurant in Keene. She began Kay’s Home Bakery in 1970 and was known for her donuts, breads, and pies that were sold at Dodge’s Market, Streeters Market, Fairbanks Market, and Lakeview Restaurant in Munsonville. Kay also made beautiful wedding cakes. After closing the bakery, she got her CNA license and worked at Monadnock Nursing Home and also provided home care for a few years. Kay was later employed at the Knotty Pine Antique Market where she worked in the coffee shop and then began buying and selling antiques as a dealer in local shops. She retired from antique dealing in 2019.
She enjoyed family time, traveling, and was a collector of Keene History and photos, antique dolls, and toys. She likes to sew, knit, and work in her flower gardens. Kay was a fantastic baker who was still making donuts until recently, she made over 100 donuts for her daughter Gail’s memorial gathering in September.
Mrs. Deyo is survived by her husband Robert E. Deyo of Keene, her children David H. Hall and his wife Cathi of Roy, UT, Laura D. Dunn and her husband John of Swanzey, Carol Deyo and her significant other Vint Boggis of Peterborough, her son-in-law James W. Thomas of Troy. In addition, she is survived by 10 grandchildren, Erik, Brie Jena, Gage, Lori, Mary, Jessica, Kelsi, Laina, Rashaun, and 1 grand-dog Oliver, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Kay is predeceased by her daughter, Gail E. Thomas who passed on January 26, 2021, her parents, and her brother Earl Kathan.
In keeping with Kay’s wishes, there are no public services. Burial will take place in the family lot at Sullivan Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in memory of Kathleen Deyo to:
American Heart Association
P.O. Box 840692
Dallas, TX. 75284-0692.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, N.H. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com