Kathleen “Kay” Mallory Loudermilk

Mrs. Kathleen "Kay" Virginia Mallory Loudermilk

Oct 05, 1929 - Jul 09, 2020
Charleston, WV

Mrs. Kathleen "Kay" Virginia Mallory Loudermilk

Oct 05, 1929 - Jul 09, 2020
Charleston, WV


Kathleen Virginia (Mallory) Loudermilk, 90, of Charleston, WV died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV following a short illness. She was born October 5, 1929 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to the late Lynwood and Louise Mallory.

She was the valedictorian of her 1946 graduating class at Oceana High School.

Kay worked in a gift shop while she was in high school. After graduating she attended Westhampton College of the University of Richmond. She was a Music Major but changed to Mathematics and English. After two years, she took time out of school in 1948 and was hired for one year as a math teacher in Oceana, VA.

Kay first met Don Loudermilk in February 1946, while he was stationed at Oceana Naval Auxiliary Air Station and they were engaged in August 1948, after he finished his undergraduate degree. Kay taught for one year and Don finished his first year of seminary. They were married in June 1949 and after a honeymoon at Green Lake, Wisconsin, they went to live at the Seminary in Newton Centre.

Tim was born in 1953 when the family lived in Hyattsville, Maryland. In 1955, the family moved to Parkersburg, WV, where Jeff was born in 1956. During the Parkersburg tenure, Kay was given a chance to get in some of her under graduate work at the West Virginia University extension center in Parkersburg. When the two boys were in school she took a teaching job at VanDevender Junior High School. In the summers she returned to Richmond for summer school, carrying a 9 hour load. After the family moved to Lewisburg, in 1967, she completed her AB
degree from the University of Richmond. After the family moved to Charleston, she taught math and algebra at Roosevelt Junior High School and continued her class work to receive the Master’s Degree from West Virginia University.

During her 24 year teaching experience, she taught in Oceana,Virginia, Parkersburg, Lewisburg, Ronceverte and Charleston, West Virginia. She retired in June 1989.

She belonged to: Delta Kappa Gamma (Beta Chapter); American Association of University Women, (Charleston Branch); National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and the Kanawha County council of Teachers of Mathematics.

She and Don sang in the Senior Choir at Charleston Baptist Temple until 2005.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Dr. Donald Malcolm Loudermilk; and two brothers, Stuart (Dick) Carlisle and Ernest (Buddy) Brown.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law; Timothy Donald and wife Rebecca of West Virginia, and COL(R) USA Jeffrey Allen and wife Maria of Center Twp., PA; grandchildren, Donald Alexander, James Robert and Nicole Kathleen of WV, and John Nicholas of PA; and sister, Brenda Alyce Koehn.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, WV, with Dr. Jim Hewitt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Road, Huntington, WV 25702.

You may send your condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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4 responses to Kathleen “Kay” Mallory Loudermilk

  1. Dear Colonel, Maria, Tim, Rebecca, and Family,

    Please accept our condolences and prayers on the passing of your beautiful and talented Mother and Grandmother. What an incredible career she had! All of you are such wonderful reflections of her love and devotion.

    Sending love and prayers,

  2. I taught with Kay for many years at Roosevelt Junior High School. She was a great teacher and such a wonderful.lady. It was my pleasure to know and work with her.

    My deepest sympathy to her family on her death.

  3. Kay and I taught math next door to each other at Roosevelt until she retired. She was a mentor and friend. We belonged to John Young Chapter, NSDAR until we lost touch with her after Don’s death. I loved to hear their love story and see them as a couple. “Yea, I have a goodly heritage” Psalm 16:6. This was part of our DAR ritual and reflects your parents’ legacy to you and your children. Love and prayers.

  4. The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

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