Kay M. Shupe

December 30, 2017

Kay M.  Shupe, 92, of Frankfort, Ind. died peacefully with his family by his side on December 30, 2017 at I.U. Arnett Hospital.  He was born July 15, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA to Bill and Jeanette (McNair) Shupe.  He married Anna Douglass on June 25, 1949 and she survives. Kay received his BS from Lafayette College, Easton, PA, he then received his Master’s degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and his MBA from Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, PA. After a long career as a Metallurgical Engineer in the steel industry, he and Anna retired to Wesley Manor in 1996.   He was a veteran of WWII, serving three years stateside in the U.S. Navy.

Visitation and Services

Memorial services for Kay will be held at a later date. Goodwin Funeral Home of Frankfort is honored to assist the Shupe family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Samaritan Fund, c/o Wesley Manor, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, Ind.

Survived by:

Wife: Anna Shupe of Frankfort, 1 Son: Robert (Companion Shelley Gaudia) Shupe of Eugene, Oregon, 1 Daughter: Susan Shupe of Lafayette, Ind., 1 Son-in-Law: Matthew Stanley of Williamsport, Ind. and 3 Grandchildren: Anna (Jason) Westmoreland, Laura (Jeremy) Bass and Jeanette (Brian) Perry and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

a daughter JoAnn Stanley.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Kay M. Shupe”

  1. Kay Morrison January 3, 2018 at 11:20 am

    As the administrative receptionist at the Clinton Sheriff’s Office, it was my privilege to meet and interact with Mr. Shupe when he volunteered to work with inmates. Such a pleasant man! Lockers are provided for safekeeping personal items. They require a quarter for their use which is ‘refunded’ when personal items are retrieved–sort of like Aldi’s grocery. Sometimes Mr. Shupe didn’t have a quarter so I kept one in my desk drawer–just in case. We passed that quarter back and forth, always with humorous conversation. As you adjust to Mr. Shupe’s physical absence, God will provide His strength in the days ahead as you visit the place we call “Memories”.

  2. Mary Jane Weaver January 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Dear Anna and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Kay. What a wonderful man he was, such a dear friend to any and all that were lucky enough to know him. I had the pleasure to get to know both of you in 2004 when a mutual friend came to me at CVS and told me she had a friend “Kay” that was a retired school teacher and that he would be willing to try to help me learn about Geometry enough so I could earn my GED. I had been struggling with Geometry and Kay would help if I would be willing to come to your home. I had tried twice to pass but Geometry had held me back.
    So I came to your home and he went way out of his way to help me start on the basics first as he put it. I was in tears a couple of times but he made me do what was needed to learn it. I could never thank him or you for all the kindness both of you showed to me. Then on the night of the surprise party my family had for me both of you were there too. I was happy you were there as it took both of you to get me there. I have always appreciated you both as very important people in my life. I will always be thanking you and Kay for your guidance and kindness to me. May God help all of you through this time. I will always be here for you Anna in any way I might be of any help to you. Blessings and Prayers for each of you at this sad time. Mary Jane Weaver

  3. Paul Harshman January 4, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Amy and I are sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. I very much enjoyed working with Kay and Rob. Kay was a very interesting man and was always good for a story or two whenever we got to see him. I will never forget the day we celebrated building his house with a bottle of scotch on his new back deck. Those were great times. Times I will always remember.

  4. Pam Hancock January 4, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Susan, Sorry to hear about your father. Many prayers for you and your family.

  5. Suilon Benjamin January 13, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Dear Anna & Family,
    Just remembering Kay for the fun, very knowledgeable, & always engaging conversations usually over breakfasts after our morning Y exercising… He was an added joy to our times together… We all were inspired by your wonderful relationship and marriage of so many years… We know he will be greatly missed and you & all your family are in our thoughts & prayers… Also please know your Water Angel friends/sisters in faith & love will be here for you anytime you need us… You are our inspiration always…
    Love & God Bless,
    Suilon & Rae & The Y-Water Angels

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