Kathlyn 'Kay' Bodenhamer

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Kathlyn “Kay” Bodenhamer, 76, of Warrensburg, died Friday, April 12 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Kathlyn "Kay" Bodenhamer
Kathlyn “Kay” Bodenhamer

Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Liberty Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Mo.; with Brother Chris Johnston officiating.
Interment will be private at Liberty Cemetery near Warrensburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
Kay was born in Butler, Mo. on Jan. 21, 1937, the daughter of Clayton Arvin and Helen Celestine (Ray) Baie.
On May 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Delbert Ross Bodenhamer, in Adrian, Missouri.
Kay graduated from Adrian High School in 1954. She went on to receive her Bachelors’ Degree from Central Missouri State University. After graduation, she taught school in rural Johnson County, Mo. Upon receiving her Master’s Degree from CMSU, she taught Kindergarten for several years in Centerview, Mo.
Kay went on to become the reading coordinator for the Kansas City Magnet Schools. After retiring from teaching, Kay managed the Johnson County License Bureau for 12 years from 1993 to 2005. She was a member of the DAR, Trails Regional Library Board, Hospital Auxiliary, active member of the Liberty Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school at the church, and the WMU. She was a former 4-H leader, Missouri Southern Baptist Convention teacher trainer, and did mission work in Belarus to teach bible school.
Kay was also a member of the Missouri State Teacher’s Association and a member of the former school board for the Farmer’s School District. She was formerly employed with McDonald’s Corporation in Kansas City as an administrative assistant. She loved to travel to Asia, Europe, Alaska, as well as sewing and reading.
Kay is survived by her husband, Delbert Ross Bodenhamer, of the home; three sons: William Clayton and wife Lilian and Delbert Lee Bodenhamer, all of Isleton, Calif.; and Kenneth Joe and partner Michael Helman, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and one brother, Arvie Lee Baie and wife Linda, of Aurora, Co.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Liberty Baptist Church Building Fund and can be left in care of the funeral home.