Kay I. Sides

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Kay Irene Sides (Drouillard), age 88, of Gaylord, MI, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

She was born on March 7, 1934, to Laurence and Fannie Drouillard, along with her twin brother, Larry Drouillard, in Algonac, MI. Later in life, Kay married William “Bill” Mayer. Kay and Bill had two children, Gary T. (Ann) Mayer and Kila (Forrest) Titcomb.

Kay was the owner of the Merrill Dairy Bar and Waters Bar (KKEG). She enjoyed cooking and being with her family and friends. Kay was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary for most of her life and proudly held many positions in the organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Laurence and Fannie, and her brother, Larry Drouillard.

Kay is survived by her children, Gary (Ann) Mayer, and Kila (Forrest) Titcomb; six grandchildren, Candice (Jeremy) Hoogerhyde, William, Jill, and Nate Titcomb, Matthew (Whitney) Shelters, Michael Shelters; six great-grandchildren, Brieanna Marie, Haileigh (Brandon) Parkhurst, Reagan (James) Rains, Kenna Kay, Rowan, and Stella Shelters; and eight great-great-grandchildren, Lania, AnnaLayah, Ryker, Killion, Kobe, Reign, Jaelynn, and Ahmarianna. She is also survived by her nieces, Dawn Marie Poscal (Morningstar), of Merrill, MI, and Tammy, Laura Drouillard, and nephew, Buddy.

Visitation for Kay will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Gaylord.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Kay Sides may be made to the Eagles Auxiliary.

9 comments on “Kay I. Sides”

  1. Rest in peace, Kay. I will miss seeing you at the club. You were such a part of it for such a long time and contributed so much to it. XO

  2. Rest in peace my friend 😔 you were my mentor, and my friend. You were a big part of the women’s Auxiliary, you welcomed me with open arms 34 yrs ago, and we had lots of giggles. Now Rest and go be with your family Love Always Steve & Judi Johnson

  3. Candie Hoogerhyde

    If flowers grow in heaven,
    Lord, then pick a bunch for me.
    Then place them in my grandmother’s arms
    and tell her they’re from me.
    Tell her that I love and miss her
    and when she turns to smile,
    place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
    Because remembering her is easy,
    I do it every day,
    but there’s an ache within my heart
    that will never go away.

  4. Kay I didn’t know you long but have fond memories of you at our meetings and having a drink together. I will always remember your beautiful smile and that giggle you had. R.I.P. Kay you will be missed by many.

  5. Julie Walter DeMoss

    RIP Kay, you were my mentor at the Eagles and gave me the kick in the pants I needed to achieve so many things while I was in each of my officer positions in the Auxillary. You told me many times I was the best Madam President you had known, and my friend you were a huge part of that. I will miss you so much. Tell we meet again.

  6. Linda Pickard-Davis

    Kay, haven’t saw you in a long time and have missed our conversations! We have many great memories but the best was when you and Kathryn went with me to New Orleans for a week , We had such a great time,! Now you are with lots of loved ones making more memories! Love you! Linda Pickard

    1. I have enjoyed your friendship for alot of years and even more so when you moved to the apartment. Sleep with the Angels, Kay … sleep with the Angels.

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