Rosemary Lozano Kay

Memorial services for Rosemary Lozano Kay, 94, Lawrence, will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Vintage Church in Lawrence Kansas.   Rosemary peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence.

Rosemary was born on October 16, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Emilio and Rosemary Agnes Lozano.  She attended St. Mary’s Catholic schools and Trinity University in San Antonio.

She married Robert Adam Kay on November 22, 1955 in Lawrence, KS.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  Rosemary and Robert previously owned and operated Aransas Butane and Propane Company in Rockport, Texas and the Westside 66 gas station in Lawrence, Kansas.

Robert and Rosemary were long time enthusiastic supporters of the Sports Car Club of America.  They belonged to SCCA clubs in Texas, Kansas and Missouri.  Rosemary loved being around people and reminiscing.  She was an avid reader and story teller.

Survivors include her son, John Edward (Trish) Kay, Lawrence, daughter, Maley Kay (John) Wilkins, Lawrence; 3 grandchildren, Adam (Kelsey) Madl, Nicholas (Sydney) Madl , Natalie Kay (John Rutkowski) Wilkins and 5 great grandchildren Nicholas R. Madl II, Sadie Kay Madl, Colton M. Madl, Olivia J. Madl and Brock M. Madl.

The family is grateful for the loving care Rosemary received from Douglas County Visiting Nurses Hospice Care and the Pioneer Ridge Nursing facility.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Douglas County Visiting Nurses are requested and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

16 Condolences

  1. Janet Bremby on January 12, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Thinking about you

  2. Douglas Harwood on January 13, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Maley, I am so sorry for your loss. You were such an example of love and support for her. That really touched my heart. will be praying for you and your family. Hope to see you soon.

  3. Dianne Throop on January 13, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Maley and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. What a blessing to have so many memories and stories to share with each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Steve Cummings on January 13, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Sorry to hear about Rosemary, She was a hoot and always had some great stories. It was great to visit with her.

  5. Linda Bechtol on January 13, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Rosemary will always be in my heart…my dearest friend. So many memories. She was my family for 40 years.
    A great lady!

  6. Sheryl Henry on January 13, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Thinking of you with love during this sad time.

  7. Patti Bechtol Smith on January 13, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    There is never a day that goes by that a thought or story of Rosemary pops into my head. I just loved driving around and listening to all her adventures! She always made me laugh! She was so proud of her family. She lit up ever time she spoke of each one of you! I will miss all her wonderful words of wisdom!!!

  8. Tracy Diel on January 14, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Sorry for your loss.

  9. Shari Stamer on January 14, 2022 at 10:48 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rosemary was in our aqua aerobics class and she was so much fun!

  10. Linda L Trotter on January 14, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Macey, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  11. Sean williams on January 15, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Love and comfort to you and your family. She was a joy.

  12. Michele Williams on January 17, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Fifty year’s of friendship, but we always had more to talk about and
    remember. I will miss and love you forever.

  13. Susan McKenzie on January 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. She was a joy and will be remembered fondly.

  14. Betsy and Stan Armstrong on January 21, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I was sorry to read about Rosemary but so thankful that you put a notice in the Rockport paper. I have wondered about her for years. Stan and I bought her darling house here and I thank our lucky stars (and her) every day. I know they both were happy here and we will be forever in her debt. My condolences to your family.

  15. Paula Taylor on January 31, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Many great memories of Rosemary and Bob at races in Corpus. Rosemary always had great stories of her life with Bob and her family. My condolences to her family.

  16. Dennis Dodgen on October 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    So sad. I spent alot of time at Rosemary and Bobs home in San Antonio along with quite a few other sports car idiots. Beans and cornbread and caring were always available. Have not kept in touch with her since she left Texas and I now feel the loss magnified.

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