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Obituary for G. Kay Barnhouse Stout
G. Kay Barnhouse Stout, age 74, of Caldwell, Ohio, formerly of Columbus, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born September 5, 1936, in Marietta, daughter of the late Thomas Dye Barnhouse and Florence Mabel King Barnhouse. She was a 1954 graduate of Granville High School, and a 1958 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. While at Southern Methodist, she served as president of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority, secretary treasurer for Theta Sigma Phi, the women's journalism honorary, and as a magazine correspondent for Mortar Board, the National Senior Women's Honorary. In 1961, she worked as an information writer for the Ohio State Fair, and from 1959-61 she was employed as an information writer for the Ohio Dept. of Development. From 1963-67, Mrs. Stout was employed as public relations secretary for the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association in Columbus, and from 1967-1985, she was a senior center recreation leader and senior center director for the Columbus Dept. of Parks and Recreation. From 1982-85, she served as secretary and president of the Ohio Association of Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Stout served as a volunteer for several organizations, including the Freelance Committee for Women in Communications, Columbus Chapter, for which she served as chairman; the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association; and she volunteered at Grant Hospital. She was a life member of the Noble County Historical Society, and she was an avid genealogist who belonged to many genealogical societies. She enjoyed traveling as a part of her genealogical research, and travelled all over the United States and overseas to Germany, Ireland, France, and England. She was a lifelong Methodist.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ned C. Stout, whom she married April 13, 1985 and who died April 13, 1986. She is survived by many cousins and friends, her cats, and her caretaker, Alan Schehl of Caldwell.
Friends may call Monday, December 20, 2010 from noon until 1PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow at 1PM with Rev. Helen Lewis officiating. Inurment will be in Olive Cemetery at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Noble County Historical Society, P.O. Box 128, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.
Cemetery: Inurment will be in Olive Cemetery, Caldwell,at a later time.