Linda Kay Gloe
Linda Kay Gloe, age 73, of Troy, Mo., passed away suddenly on December 30, 2020. Kay was born on the family farm, outside of Piggott, Ark., on September 22, 1947. She was the daughter of Varland and Reba (Chapman) Dowdy.
On Nov. 5, 1988, Kay married Emery V. Gloe.
Kay was no stranger to hard work, being raised on the family farm where she would spend her summers working in the family's cotton fields. As a child, Kay's family moved to St. Louis were she attended grade school. Being surrounded by her family and her loving cousins made this time of her life so special. Later, her family moved back to Arkansas where Kay Graduated from Greenway High School, and went on to attend Arkansas State University. Kay would eventually find her way back to St. Louis County, St. Peters and finally Troy to raise her family and to continue her strong work ethic in business. Along with her husband, Emery, they founded Gloe Boring, Inc. She also was a caring and dedicated homemaker raising her five children. Kay's true joy and love in life was her family, and especially her grandchildren.
Kay leaves behind a living legacy consisting of her loving husband, Emery; sons, Jason A. (Jenefer) Hedge of O'Fallon, Mo., Matthew V. (Erica) Hedge of Troy, Emery W. (Paul) Gloe of St. Louis and Paul M. (Cristin) Hedge of Troy; daughter, Amanda K. Hedge of Lake St. Louis; sisters, Willodean "Deanie" Bradshaw of Indianola, Miss. and Virginia "Ginny" Mannino of St. Peters, Mo.; grandchildren, Taylor, Elizabeth, Christian and Alyssa; grandchildren, Chase and Isabella; grandchildren, Carson, Caiden and Cruz. Kay also leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 3, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals and Receptions, St. Peters, Mo. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 4, at Newcomers, with Pastor Chris Keating, officiating. Interment followed in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made in Kay's name to her favorite charity, the Children's Home, Inc, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark., 72450.
Those wanting to share a memory of Kay, or to leave her family a special message, may do so at www.newcomerstlouis.com