Kay was active in the Holt community, especially its Farmer’s Market. She was a longtime member of South Church of the Nazarene. Kay was a wonderful friend to many, enjoyed life to the fullest and dearly loved her family. She will be profoundly missed.
She is survived by her children, Rex (Pam) Merriott, Jr., Jeanette (Terry) Ball, Tim Merriott and Mike Merriott; 2 stepchildren, Margaret (Dennis) Stratton and Ron (Carla) Johnson; 14 beloved grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, Bud (Gloria) Parrow; sister, Jacqueline Allen; many nieces, nephews and other extended family members; and many, many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Johnson and brother Don Olson.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016, at South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing. Her family will receive friends beginning 2 hours prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the columbarium at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt. Memorial contributions may be made to South Church of the Nazarene or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.