DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home obituary – Carolyn R. McKay, 74, Cedar Rapids



Carolyn R. McKay, 74, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at her home.

Carolyn was born on July 14, 1947, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Mamie (Webster) Wilson. She graduated from Central Lee High School in 1965, and on December 22, 1968, she was united in marriage to William Eugene McKay in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2012.

Carolyn loved animals, especially her dog “Butterscotch” and donated to the Humane Society. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing solitaire. She could be found regularly watching Hallmark Channel and Charmed and she thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Carolyn ran a daycare for over 20 years, from 1988-2011.

Carolyn is survived by three grandchildren: Jen (Jerod) Andrews of Plum City, WI, John Daniel Fecht of Ames, IA and Ryan (Kelly Wilharm) Fecht of Marion, IA; two great-grandchildren: Noah and Grace McKay of Plum City, WI; and many other nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers: Clarence, Jr., George “Bussey” and Charles.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk followed by burial at Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Cedar Rapids or the American Cancer Society.

Tributes and condolences may be left at

DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.

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