Kay Screws McInroy, 81

by | April 3, 2019 11:36 am

   A celebration of life service was held for Kay Screws McInroy, 81, of Corning, New York on Monday, March 25, 2019 from at 1 p.m. at Haughey Funeral Home Inc. of Corning. She died Saturday, March 9, 2019 on Jekyll Island.

Mrs. Kay Screws McInroy was born February 6, 1938 in Oak Park to Woody and Ruth Ridgdill Screws. She moved to Corning when her mother married Raymond Murray in 1946. McInroy married her spouse, Samuel “Sam” McInroy III, on December 27, 1958. From this union, three children were born, Susan, Sandra, and Samuel IV.

She and Sam enjoyed traveling and camping. Together, they journeyed to all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. Three times, they spent summers tenting through Europe. Four treks involved pulling a fifth-wheel camper to Alaska for the summer. Other favorite locations were a rustic cabin in the Laramie Mountains of Wyoming and wintering on Jekyll Island in their RV. Kay and Sam enjoyed biking mostly around Jekyll Island and on the Rails to Trails path through the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. She also enjoyed reading and read at least one book a week throughout her adult life.

McInroy was very active on behalf of her Class of 1956 at Corning Free Academy, where she had many lifelong friends. She was proud to be an employee of Fran’s Fashions in Corning, retiring in 1997. Earlier in her life, she was employed by Corning Glass Works as a secretary.

Survivors include her three children, Susan McInroy of Campbell, New York, Sandra (Loren Vinal) Olson of Corning, and Samuel (Sharon) McInroy IV of Monument, Colorado; four grandchildren: Alex McInroy, Evan Olsen, Samantha Olson, and Kaitlyn McInroy; son-in-law, Lewis Olson; three sisters, Caroline (Marvin) Crosby of Lakeland, Florida, Dale Murray of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Nancy (Terry) Borden of Painted Post, New York; two brothers, Woody (Mary Jo) Screws of Lakeland and Linton Murray of Bath, New York; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kay’s name to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Haughey Funeral Home, Inc. of Corning, New York was in charge of arrangements.

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