Nancy Kay (Grimm) Roberts, the daughter of Ben and Jean (Martin) Grimm, was born Sept. 17, 1943, in Peoria, Ill. She passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 66.
She graduated from Morton, Ill., High School in 1961. Following graduation from high school, Kay attended Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria and graduated in 1964, with her degree as a registered nurse.
On Dec. 20, 1964, Kay was united in marriage to James J. Roberts in Morton. In 1965, the couple moved to Estherville to make their home and Kay was employed at the Estherville Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital for 22 years working in various departments as an RN. She also worked 10 years in Hospice and the Home Health Department. She spent 10 years in the Employee Health and Wellness Department of the hospital.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Estherville; the Estherville Garden Club; Northstar Quilt Guild; American Cancer Society Relay For Life Committee; Luminary Chairperson; and facilitated Estherville Area Cancer Support Group for a number of years.
Left to cherish Kay’s memory are her husband, James of Estherville; her children, David James Roberts and his wife, Lenea, of Sturgis and their sons, Damian, Joshua and Jesse; Jeffrey Joseph Roberts of Estherville and sons, Jordan and Jaden Roberts; siblings Janice Kaufman and her husband, Jack, of Rochester, N.Y.; Kenneth M. Grimm and his wife, Peg, of Windham, Vt., and their children, Jenna, Nicole, Amanda and Rachel; sister-in-law Betty Adams and her husband, Bill, of Blue Springs, Mo., and their children, Peggy Smith, Doug Nolte and Mark Nolte.
Kay has been preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; and aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Avera Holy Family Hospice; Emmet County Relay For Life; Estherville Garden Club or Estherville Public Library.