Evelyn "Kay" Profiri, age 64, of Joplin, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at her home.
She was born August 21, 1954, in Harlingen, TX, the daughter of Gordon Edwin Davis Jr. and Vonna (Smale) Davis.
On March 30, 1974, she was united in marriage to Stan Profiri, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Andie Eschbacher and son-in-law, Joe, of Joplin; and two grandchildren, Sadie April and Simon Jack Eschbacher. Preceding her in death were her parents.
Kay was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and loyal friend. Although she lived most of her life in Illinois and Missouri, she was a Texan at heart. She was born in Harlingen, raised in Corpus Christi, and attended college at Texas A&I University, in Kingsville, where she met her husband, Stan Profiri.
She was a beautiful spirit with a smile that lit up a room. She loved to travel, and was blessed to see many wonderful places, including countless beaches, New York City, Europe and South Africa.
She valued spending time with close friends and family above all else. Her Christmas parties were legendary ? she knew how to bring people together. She also loved boating at Table Rock Lake, snow skiing, and playing cards with friends.
She was a woman of strong faith, and enjoyed worshiping, Bible studies, and volunteering for her church in Joplin.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m Friday, July 19, at Christ's Community United Methodist Church, in Joplin, (2700 E. 44th Street, Joplin, MO 64804).
Contributions may be made to Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, in memory of Kay.
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Barb & Larry Gollhofer
Jul 17, 2019
We will truly miss Kay's bubbly presence in our pinochle group. She loved to play for fun and had to remind Stan from time to time that it's " just a game" (smiley face). We are blessed to have known Kay, and our memories of her will be sweet. Peace and comfort to the family.
Rhonda Folkerts
Jul 12, 2019
Please let Andie know I said a prayer for comfort for her, Joseph and all the family. Memories are life long.
Denise Bohnstedt
Jul 11, 2019
I am so sorry. Kay was a sweet person. I did not see her often, usually at Johnson reunions, but it was always comfortable and like we had just talked last week. We would catch up and sit and talk and eat and just visit. My heartfelt condolences to Stan and Andie and their extended family. She will be missed.
Linda McKnight
Jul 11, 2019
Stan, Andie, and family, my deepest condolences to all of you. Kay was a wonderful person. Will always remember her sweet smile. . My family and I were blessed to be a part of those great Christmas parties on Brentwood. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🏻❤️
Mary Alice Justice
Jul 10, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the death of Kay. My continued prayers and thoughts are with you.
Shelley Stansill Bunger
Jul 10, 2019
So sorry to hear this. I went to elementary school and junior high school with Kay in Corpus Christi, Texas. We also lived one street apart in a neighborhood in Corpus Christi.. We spent many hours at each other’s house. She tried her best to teach me how to twirl a baton. 😄. She was phenomenal and won many twirling competitions and trophies. God bless you as I know she was loved by her family and many friends. Shelley Stansill Bunger