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Kay Michael Reader , Age: 74
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Date of Death : May 27, 2014

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.


Michael Edds , Posted on 22 Jan 2016
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Just came across Kay\'s obituary today. I will forever be grateful for the tremendous reporting she did while I was Executive Director of Kanawha Housing Authority. Without it, the corrupt politicians and powers that be would have destroyed me. Kay was a special friend. She will be missed.
King Family , Posted on 03 Dec 2016
, Ohio
I did not know Mrs. Reader but I know how hard it can be to lose a loved one in death so I wanted to say I am very sorry for your loss. The scripture that has given me comfort at times like this is the one found at Revelation 21:4 that says, \"And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.\" So God has promised that in the very near future we will never have to experience the pain associated with death anymore. I pray that this gives the family some comfort during this difficult time.