Kay Michael Reader of Charleston died May 27 of cancer. She was 74.
She was a former reporter for The Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail, Akron Beacon Journal and worked in the programming department for WCHS radio and as a reporter for WCHS-TV.
She was a graduate of West Virginia State (University). Kay was a former member of the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association board.
Kay was preceded in death by her father, George; her mother, Elmise; and her half-sister, Patricia.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jim; her niece, Kathy Walton (Tom) of Marco Island, Fla.; her nephew, Bob Cummings (Jo) of Columbus, Ga.; brothers-in-law, Dr. Al Reader (Dixie) of Columbus, Ohio, and Wid Reader of Portsmouth, Ohio.
There will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.
The family would like to thank Jill Vigliotti and Jennifer Kirsch of Hospice and the staff of Hubbard Hospice House for their outstanding counsel and care.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.