Kathey Anne Presley
Kathey Anne Presley, 66, passed away Monday morning at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Blytheville on Dec. 27, 1953, to Martin Edward Pankey, Sr. and Billie Ruth Austin Pankey. She attended Blytheville High School for most of her high school years, but she graduated from Dell High School.
She is of Christian faith and loved the Lord. She loved spending time with family, friends, and her sweet dog, Bella. She was always doing things to try to put a smile on others faces. Kathey had a contagious spirit about her and those who knew her loved her. She never met a stranger and could talk your ear off for hours. She loved spending hours watching old home movies, looking at pictures, listening to music, and just reminiscing about past events. She was the most devoted and dedicated mom that anyone could ask for, and her daughter was the apple of her eye. She will be greatly missed by many. The family would like to say a special thank you to the entire Arkansas/Elite Hospice staff for everything they have done, they have truly been our Angels on earth and we couldn’t have made it without them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Pankey, Sr. and Billie Ruth Austin; and her sister, Patricia Lynn Beverly.
She is survived by her daughter, April and Shannon Poe, Steele Mo.; one grandson, Chase Winston Clayton, Jonesboro; long-time companion and caregiver, Brian Koehler; two step-granddaughters, Shannon Marie Poe and Kelsey Larrow; one brother, Martin “Bud” Edward Pankey, Jr. and Bridget, Blytheville; three sisters, Audrey Faye and Dexter “Sunny” Cross, of Tampa Fla., Ginger Lorraine and Fred Wilson, Jackson Miss., and Marta “Marty” Ruth Brewer, Manila; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Pankey, Luxora; many nieces and nephews and friends and family that will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in Carney Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Albert Camp. Visitation will be 1:30 to 2:00 on Wednesday. Condolences may be offered at carneyfuneralhome.com.
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