Mary Kay Wasinger Kimmitt, aged 65, peacefully passed September 4, 2016, in Atlanta, GA. after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born June 16, 1951, in Hays, Kansas to Victor A. Wasinger and Armella (Leiker) Wasinger Thompson. She graduated from Marian High School, Class of l969, in Hays, Kansas. She earned a B.A. from the University of Kansas and a M.A. from Fort Hays State University. She married James D. Kimmitt on June 9, l979 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays, Kansas.

Mary Kay was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She enjoyed tennis, golfing with friends, designing beautiful flower gardens for her home and traveling. She first and foremost, was dedicated to the happiness and well-being of her family. Her generosity, kindness, understanding and love for them and her friends was without measure. To her family she was a role model for strength, loyalty and love. Mary Kay leaves behind a legacy of her strength of character and to so many people who knew they were loved unconditionally. That inner strength lives forever. She will be remembered for her exuberant love of life, her quick wit and humor and her devotion to and unwavering support of her family and friends.

Mary Kay spent six years as a speech and language pathologist in Colorado, Kansas and California.

Before retiring in June of 2014 Mary Kay spent 25 years in the school yearbook printing industry serving as a sales representative for Walsworth Publishing company in Georgia. She received numerous regional and national awards for her sales excellence during her career.

Survivors include her husband, James D. Kimmitt, her daughter, Jennifer Kimmitt Webb and husband, Jason of Canton, GA, her sons Greg Kimmitt and wife Marycel, of Alexandria, VA. Patrick Kimmitt and wife, Rachel of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren Connor, Trenton, Liam, and Finnegan Webb, Joaquin Kimmitt, Adrianna and Olivia Kimmitt; sister Ruth Heckman and husband, James, of Guilford, CT, and Lu Ann Wasinger of Fort Collins, CO; nephews and nieces , James M. Heckman of Los Angeles, CA, Amy Hitzrot of Sterling, MA, Tori Pendleton of Cheyenne, WY, Grant VanderBeek of Fort Collins, CO; Grand nephews and nieces Xavier and Leah Hitzrot, Kayla and Hunter Pendleton, and Aliyah, Christian and Micah VanderBeek.

Mary Kay’s Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at 1:pm at Northside Chapel — Funeral Directors and Crematory. 12050 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA. 30075, (770)-645-1414. The service will be followed immediately with a Celebration Of Life reception at Atlanta National Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.