Karolyn Kay Sullivan, age 73, of Poteau, Oklahoma, departed this life March 18, 2015 in Poteau, Oklahoma, surrounded by her loving family. Kay was born November 10, 1941, in Heavener, Oklahoma to C.B. & Hazel (Guinn) McCoy. She leaves to mourn her passing Mike Sullivan, her husband of 55 years and the love of her life, Daughter, Kimberly Kay Sullivan, Son and Daughter-in-law Jonathan Kurt & Ann Marie Sullivan, and son, Jeffery Michael Sullivan. She is also survived by her precious grandsons, Jon Michael Reese, Chicago, IL, Cameron Blake Sullivan, Rogers, AR, Matthew Stephen Reese, Springfield, MO, , Samuel Clayton Reese, Santa Barbara, CA, Braxton Lane Sullivan, Poteau, OK and Austin Pierce Sullivan, Humble, TX, and Great Granddaughter, Rosalyn Blake Sullivan as well as her sister, Gloria Sue Madden, CA and her brother and sister-in –law, George Michael & Lidia McCoy, TX along with numerous nieces, nephews; other relatives, loved ones and many cherished friends. Kay is preceded in death by her son, Richard Mark Sullivan, her parents, C.B. and Hazel McCoy.
Kay was a proud graduate of Heavener High School where she was a cheerleader. She enjoyed organizing and attending the Heavener High School Reunions and staying in touch with her classmates.
As a young wife and mother, Kay, with an appointment by the Governor, worked at the State Capital in Oklahoma City, thus sparking her interest in politics.
Kay was an active member of the community she loved. She operated the CASC Book Store for 24 years, was a member of the CASC Auxiliary, CASC Foundation Committee, Charter Member of the GFWC 20th Century Club, Poteau Woman’s League serving as President for 5 years, First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and tirelessly worked as a member of the Board of Trustees church building fund, Cub Scout Leader, developed and organized the Annual Mud Duck Jr. Golf Camp in memory of her son, Mark, EOMC Auxiliary, Poteau Planning Commission and LeFlore County Democratic Party.
Kay was a successful entrepreneur and business woman, owning and operating Kay Sullivan Real Estate. Kay loved her work and all of the many people she met, considering each of them friends from that day forward. Kay enjoyed life to the fullest, enjoying most, the time she spent with her family, taking trips with her grandsons, and watching them mature into wonderful young men. The family will be at Evans & Miller Funeral Home Friday, March 20, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to visit with relatives and friends A celebration of her life will be 1:00 PM – Saturday – March 21, 2015 at the First Methodist Church, Poteau, Oklahoma.
Private entombment will be at Oakland Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of floral remembrances, the family requests donations are made to the Stephenson Cancer Center at 800 NE 10th OKC, OK 73104 in Kay’s honor.