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2/25/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Alice Kay Kitchen
Alice Kay Neal Kitchen
Alice Kay Neal Kitchen went home to be with her Lord Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Agrace Hospice Care after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Cedar Rapids to Myron and Celia Spawn Neal. She met Ernie Kitchen in 1959, when she was sophomore at Central Community High School, DeWitt. They started going steady Dec. 16, 1959, and Ernie proposed five years later to the day. The couple was married Sept. 5, 1965 at the Methodist Church in DeWitt.

Alice received an associate of arts degree from Clinton Community College in 1965, then a liberal arts and library science degree in 1967 from the University of Iowa.

A few moves around the Midwest and two babies later, they settled in Waunakee, Wis., and finally to McFarland, where they currently live.

Alice worked at Westport Town Hall, First Assembly of God, Felly's Flowers and First Presbyterian Church in Waunakee, where she still has a room named after her to this day. They were very involved in their local church. Alice's sweet spirit, gentle manner and obvious love for God impacted many children's and teenagers' lives.

Starting with a pup tent on their honeymoon and ending with many road trips in their RV, Alice and Ernie were lifelong travelers and managed to travel to all 50 states and 33 countries. Alice was a devoted mother and homemaker who adored her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was an excellent pianist and delighted her church families and many friends with her musical talents. She was a light and joy to her beloved ladies Bible study group.

Alice is survived by "her best boyfriend" and husband, Ernie; treasured daughters, Sheri (Scott) Bartz and Barbara (Jonathan) Ulma; adored grandchildren Daniel Koch, Matthew and Mark Bartz and Elizabeth Ulma; sister Donna (Larry) Seever; sister-in-law, Janice (Milton) Kane; nephews Robert Seever, Matthew (Lisa) Seever, Brent (Jenny) Smith; and niece, Tammy Smith.

She was preceded in death by her par-ents; parents-in-law, Levi and Florence (Holst) Kitchen; numerous aunts and un-cles; brother-in law Marvin Smith; and nephew Bryan Smith.

Funeral services were held at City Church, Madison, Wis., Thursday, Feb. 28.

A private burial took place at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Alice's name to First Presbyterian Church of Waunakee.

Alice's family would like to thank the compassionate staff of Agrace Hospice Care Inc. for helping us in their time of need.

Cress Funeral Service, McFarland, Wis., was in charge of the arrangements.

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