Kay Bortis

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Kay Bortis, 68, of Blytheville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at her home.

Kay was born in Russellville, Ala., to Sam and Louise Hubbard Boutwell. She was a homemaker and the former manager of the Malco Movie Theatre at the Hickory Ridge Mall in Memphis. Kay loved watching movies, especially horror films, reading Stephen King novels, and cooking. She enjoyed riding carousels and also collecting carousel and lighthouse figurines.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kay leaves her husband, Jon Bortis of the home; two children, Karen Horn and her husband Phillip of Bartlett, Tenn., and Kris Krauch and his wife Kerry of Memphis; one brother, Edmond Boutwell of Memphis; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a special aunt, Mary Jones and her husband Donald of Russellville, Ala.; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Sutton officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 80 people will be allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building and to be worn at all times. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com.