Kay Deegan Mescher, 71, of Iowa City, died peacefully on the morning of Jan. 8, 2010, after a valiant battle with cancer. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to: Iowa City Learning Foundation, Iowa City Hospice, The American Cancer Society, UI College of Dentistry, or UI College of Engineering Basil Deegan Scholarship in care of the U of I Foundation.
Kay loved life and lived it to the fullest, giving herself fully to others, teaching from life experiences, and caring for others in her unique way. She nurtured close friendships as well as loving relationships with her family. She dearly loved and deeply respected her longtime partner and husband Dave, enjoyed close relationships with her siblings and parents, and delighted in her children, their spouses, and her grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Kay is survived by her mother, Mildred Deegan; husband, Dave Tolliver; sister, Karen "Dee" Vanderhoef (Peter); brother, William Deegan (Lek); children: Paul Mescher (Amy), Heidi Kovie (Paul); stepson, Timothy Tolliver (Jessica); and grandchildren: Ashley Mescher, Ryan Mescher, Stephen Kovie, Timothy Kovie, and Jessica Kovie.
Her father, Basil Deegan passed away in December of 2000.
Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com under obituaries.