CHETOPA — Kathryn M. “Kay” Alford, 84, of Chetopa died at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Chetopa Manor.
She was born June 20, 1927, in Cordova, Alaska, to Leslie Archie and Frances Marie (Butler) Dyer. As a young girl, she attended school near Wichita.
In 1961, she enrolled in a pastry-baking course in Wichita offered by the Board of Education. Through the years she was employed in food service.
She married Ronald G. Knight in the mid-1950s. They later divorced.
She married Vernon E. Alford on Dec. 4, 1971, at Maize.
Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Ann Northrop of Wichita; a stepdaughter, Julie Bucklin of New Haven, N.H.; two stepsons, Harold Alford of Topeka and Vernon Alford Jr. of Oklahoma City; nine stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Alford, on Sept. 28, 1996; and a brother, Justin Dyer.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wichita Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to The Rotary Foundation to help in the fight of polio. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.