Esta Pearl (Stiles) Kays, 90,
She was born March 2, 1920 in Wheeling and
was a graduate of Mt. Olympus High School, class of 1938 and resided in Gibson
County most of her life. However, she and her husband spent 11 years in the
Survivors include her two daughters, Phyllis J. (Bill) Crecelius of Princeton Margaret J. Kays of Evansville; four grandchildren, Dr. Laura Crecelius and her husband, Dr. Robert McKinney of Booneville, Miss., Dr. W. Michael Crecelius and his wife, Sarah of Newburgh, Jennifer L. Julian and her husband, Michael of Windfall, Cara Beth Mitchell and her husband, Jimmy of Corinth, Mississippi; eight great-grandchildren, Emily and Madeline McKinney, Grace, Elise and Colin Crecelius, Gretchen and Logan Julian and Katelyn Mitchell; a sister, Betty Masters of Princeton; a brother-in-law, Adrian (Betty) Kays of Princeton; two sisters-in-law, Madeline Kays and Kathern Stiles both of Princeton; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Gloria.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Silas and Lula (
Funeral services will be at
Visitation will be from Thursday at Colvin Funeral Home in
The family sends a special thanks to all of the health care services and providers she has utilized over the past several years.