Clara McKay, 84, of Quincy died at 12:50 p.m. Monday (April 13, 2015) in Quincy.
Born May 31, 1930, Clara was the daughter of George and Mary Keith Albertson. She was first married to John Gates on April 26, 1960, in Barry, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1991. She later married Charles "Frank" McKay on April 27, 1996, in Quincy, Illinois. He also preceded her in death on October 30, 2005.
Clara was an avid Quincy Blue Devil and Quincy University Hawks Basketball Fan and an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, sewing and bird watching. She also enjoyed spending time with her pet cats, Buckwheat, Bo and Bubba. She especially loved spending time with her family.
Clara had been employed as a secretary for various Quincy companies and for 17 years as the secretary at Albertson Auto Body, Inc., until her retirement in 2014.
Survivors include four nieces, Marcella Keith, Angela Brown (Don) of Quincy, Cheri Creed (Ted) of Quincy and Barb; two nephews, Steve Albertson of Quincy and Karl Albertson (Penny) of Quincy; three great nieces, Amy Albertson (Fiancee Heath Voorhis) of Quincy, Megan Thomas (Tony) of Quincy; five great nephews, Jason Albertson (Jaime) of Quincy, Joshua Albertson (Melissa) of Dallas, TX, Richard Brown (Brenda) of Quincy, Mike Creed of Salem, MO and Bill Brown (Yvonne) of Quincy; nine great great nieces and nephews, Jazmin, Derik, Kody, Kory, Jace, Aiden, Austin, Conner and Kim; one great great great niece, Ariah; a step grandson, James McKay (Bobbie Jo) of Quincy; and a step great granddaughter Lyla Jo of Quincy.
Mrs. McKay was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two brothers, Francis Keith and Elmer Albertson, and two sisters-in-law, Fern Keith and Elizabeth Albertson.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Chaplain Greg Javaux officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.