Kathleen Joyce Sargent was born Jan. 28, 1932, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of Earl and Bessie (Philips) Sargent. Kay graduated from Akron High School with the Class of 1950. Kay was united in marriage to Lloyd "Jack" Port of Akron, July 5, 1951.
After Jack's distinguished career in the United States Army, the couple returned to Akron in 1954. Upon Jack's graduation from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, the couple moved to Detroit, Mich. The family moved to Muskegon, Mich., in 1961 where they lived until retirement in 1994 and moved back to Le Mars in 1996. Jack died May 15, 2003. Kay continued to live in Le Mars until her death.
Kay was a member of the Le Mars United Methodist Church and the Wasmer American Legion Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her two sons, David Port and his wife Karen of Las Vegas, Nev., and their children Jacob and Haley; and Scott Port and his wife Pam of Rockford, Mich., and their children Megan and Beau.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack in May 2003, and a brother Robert Sargent.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be at the Carlsen Funeral Home after 5 p.m. Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Port, Beau Port, Doug Rice, Mike Grant, Ron Yackel, and Pat Schmidt.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.