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Kay Thouvenin


April 19, 1949
January 5, 2020

Visitation 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 - Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Helen “Kay Queen” Thouvenin, 70, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home in Sandoval. She was born on April 19, 1949 the daughter of Dorothy Mae Thouvenin in Centralia.

Survivors that will always remember Helen’s love for her family include her devoted daughters, Kayla S. Webb of Sandoval, Sherri Keller and husband Lee of Walnut Hill, Melissa Taylor and husband Dustin of Carlyle, and Dawn Kell of Sandoval; 15 treasured grandchildren, Gerald Murphy, Ashley Heuerman, Vanessa Wooden, Brandon Webb, Randi Leigh Webb, Mya Lee, Alia Merrill, Gage Taylor, Cody Keller, Donnie Lee Keller, Mary Elizabeth Burney, Rachel Isaak, Tommy Isaak, Victoria Wilson, and Drew Boles; several cherished great-grandchildren; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Mae Thouvenin; siblings, Donna Rae Drake, and Richard E. Queen; sons, Tom Isaak, and David Boles; and grandchildren, Nathan Gebke, and Tiffany Fann.

Kay was raised by her loving mother, Dorothy in Central City, where she was taught the importance of taking good care of your family. She was of the Baptist faith. She attended Central City Grade School and Centralia High School, gaining her GED from Kaskaskia College. Kay was known to be a hardworking lady. She was a faithful employee of Littelfuse in Centralia and B and M in Carlyle, and she always gave a listening ear to the patrons at Fats in Sandoval while bartending. Kay’s most important value, she wanted to instill in her children, was the significance of keeping the family close and spending time together making fun, treasured memories. Kay was an amazing cook and her mouthwatering fried chicken and macaroni and cheese brought everyone together around her table. Known as Maw Maw by her grandchildren, Kay loved to hold that winning card to call out Bingo. She was a skilled card player and passed down her abilities to win at hands of Poker and Hand & Foot. Kay liked to listen to country music and was known to sing along with her favorite songs. Kay’s passion for her family will be remembered and carried on throughout her generations.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Chaplain Joannie Naraghi officiating. Following the service all are invited to a time to share wonderful memories of Kay at Fats in Sandoval. Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation time from 5:00 P.M until the time of the service at 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home in Sandoval. Memorials may be made in Kay’s honor to BCMW Project Bread Meal. Online condolences and memories of Kay may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.