Lois Kathryn “Kay” Depp, 80, of Punxsutawney, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Mahoning Riverside Manor.
She was born in Punxsutawney on December 13, 1942, a daughter of the late Edson Eugene Newton and Edith Marian (Chamberlain) Newton.
On July 3, 1965, she married Russell Leroy Depp. They enjoyed forty-five years of marriage prior to his death on August 4, 2010.
Mrs. Depp was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.
Kay worked as an Examiner for the Punxsutawney Unemployment office and the Altoona Service Center prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the of Elk Run Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, a founding member of the Punxsutawney Young Women’s Club, she was a mother advisor for the International Order of Rainbow Girls, a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader. Kay loved being involved in her girls’ lives as they were growing up.
She loved quilting and sewing and made several beautiful quilts, which will be cherished.
She is survived by three daughters, Marian L. Shaffer and husband Bruce, Jean A. Shaffer and husband Tom, and Marcia L. Bowers and husband Scott, all of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren, Kimberly McGary and husband Nate, Bruce Shaffer, Kody Shaffer and wife Alisha, Kali Toven and husband Brett, Joel Bowers and wife Heather; six great-grandchildren, Peyton D. and Maeve R. Toven, Sullivan N., Thatcher E. and Lainey R. McGary, and Lane R. Shaffer; one sister in-law, Janet Newton of Colchester, Vermont.
In addition to her parents and husband Russ, she is preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Newton and Robert E. Newton; a sister in-law, Joyce Newton; and a great granddaughter, Harper E. Toven.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Big Run.
A funeral service will be held at 11 Wednesday, at the Big Run Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Tim Spence.
Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.
Memorial donations may be made in Kay’s memory to the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 315, Big Run, PA 15715 or the Punxsutawney Fire Dept., 301 E. Main Street, Suite 5, Punxsutawney, PA 15767.