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“I am so sorry for the family's lose. I was a friend and Kay was my Mary Kay gal. We used to hang out some.Suzie Thiesing ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Suzie Thiesing - Noblesville, IN

“Memories of high school classes with alphabetical seating :Backus--Backus--Barlow--Cloce.Kay fought a long and hard battle. Time to rest ! ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: David Barlow - Canton, NY

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving god by reading his word and find comfort in the hope that he gives us all, of seeing our...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

“So so sorry for your loss.we must always remember Kay is in a much better place this was only her temporary home.You will see her again and she will...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Pat Collins - Albion, IN - Family

Kay B. McKenney, 78, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born August 15, 1938 in Pyrites, NY, she was the daughter of the late Neil and Irene Backus. Kay had a full scholarship to St. Lawrence University, NY. After college she worked at St. Lawrence County Lab for 2 years before starting at Bristol Meyer as a research scientist for 11 years. In 1979, Kay moved to Fort Wayne with her family. She worked over 20 years at Parkview Hospital as the Lab Director and then moved to Dupont Hospital as a Lab Supervisor. She was also a Mary Kay Consultant for many years and enjoyed helping women see their beauty inside and out. Her favorite pass time was spending time with her family however she also very much enjoyed reading, playing bridge with friends, and spoiling her great-grandchildren. Kay had an amazing heart and touched every one that met her. There is no replacing the "Queen" of the family and she will be greatly missed. Surviving are her two sons, Frederick Michael McKenney, II and Rich (Carrie) McKenney both of Fort Wayne. Also surviving is her best friend Mike McKenney of Hilton, NY; 1 granddaughter, and 2 great-grandchildren who she loved deeply. Kay was preceded in death by her twin brother, Capt. Kenneth Backus who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1967. Service is 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with calling 3 hours prior beginning at 4:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Wounded Warriors Project. To sign the online guest book, go to