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“Kay was such a fun person. She helped me when I was taking dance lessons, shared her popular music of the times (1950s) with me, and allowed me to...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Ward Adams - Lincoln, NE

“Mom I'm sorry I can't be there for you today but here in my thoughts and prayers and I know you know upset God-bless you it I'm saying rosaries for...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Craig - Ankeny - Family

“I was so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. "Chris's Mom" was always kind to the neighborhood kids. My condolences. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Ross - Phoenix, AZ

“My condolences to Connie, her brothers and all the family. I remember Kay from many years ago and always thought of her as a kind, loving mother. ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Shotwell - DES MOINES, IA

“So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. I worked with Kay at Polk County...she trained me and had so much knowledge to share. We shared a lot of laughs...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Glenda Horn Cogley - Grimes, IA

“Prayers to the family. I worked with Kay at Polk County. She was always telling a good joke and was just so much fun to be around. Anne and I send...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lee Duin - Lone Tree, CO - Friend

“Thoughts & Prayers ! ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lou Dene Neverman - Jesup,Iowa

“So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. We sort of grew up together between Ward family and Snyder family in Creston, Ia and in High School. Had...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Donna & Norm Clark - Atlantic, IA

“So sorry to hear of Mrs. Colton's passing. She was always so sweet and I remember seeing her in church when I went with my Mom. Sending prayers to...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Anne Packer - DSM, IA

“Sorry to hear of Kay's passing. We have many fond memories of her with our Aunt, Teresa Burright. Kay was a very sweet lady , and touched many hearts...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Klemz - Ankeny, IA

“John wanted to tell you he was sorry about Kay passing away . He said we did a lot with Kay and Glenn. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: John Cooper - Ottumwa, IA

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May the God who comforts all who mourn sustain your family during this difficult...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: May C

“So many memories with the Colton/Cooper gang on Hill Ave. We laughed and laughed and laughed some more! Always fun times with Kay and Glenn.Rest In...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy (Cooper) Lawton - Eleva, WI


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Nancy "Kay" Colton, 84, of Ankeny passed away April 2, 2019 at Mill Pond Care Center.
Mass of Christian burial will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.
A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the Mass.
Kay was born in Creston, IA to Gerald (Hicks) and Mabel Higginbotham, on September 14, 1934.
She attended St. Malachy's School and graduated from Creston High School in 1953.
On August 4, 1953 she married Glenn Colton from Holton, KS, and moved to Washington, MO.
They lived in several places before settling in Ankeny, IA in 1969. She was a member of Our Lady Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. She has 3 children: Craig, Connie, and Chris.
She retired after working many years for Polk County Dept. of Motor Vehicle Registration.
Kay enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping in a motor home, a good joke, going on trips with her lifelong school friends, playing cards, and going dancing (she and Glenn were excellent at the jitterbug) to big band music.
Kay is survived by her children: Craig (Cheryl), Connie (Roger), and Chris (Amy); and four grandsons: John, Chase, Brady, and Carson; a nephew (Russ [Roseanne]), and a niece (Ann [Dennis]).
She is preceded in death by her husband Glenn in 1988, her parents, her sister Dreda, and her brother-in-law Jim Noonan.
Memorials may be made to OLIH Catholic Church.