Katherine “Kay” Augusta (Schmidt) Yensan, 101, of Huntersville passed away peacefully June 2, 2017 at home. She was born on May 6, 1916 in Lancaster, MA to the late Oscar and Harriet Schmidt. Kay called MA, NY, FL, RI, and NC home at various times during her life. She spent her early years as a dancer with various professional troupes, getting her start with the Shea’s Buffalo (NY) dance troupe. Dance and music remained as lifelong personal loves. Kay was active in the Clinton (MA) German Congregational Church, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a voracious knitter and craftsperson, and valued volunteerism throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester K. Yensan. Kay is survived by her son Lester (Chip) and daughter-in-law Nancy Fey-Yensan, daughter Kathy T. Roof, and grandchildren D. Alexander Yensan and Hannah (Yensan) McCauley.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St. Suite 203 Davidson, NC 28036. The family wishes to thank Hospice for their professionalism, love and care.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com