Cover photo for Kay Elders's Obituary
Kay Elders Profile Photo
1942 Kay 2023

Kay Elders

December 30, 1942 — February 3, 2023

Kay Elders, age 80, of Curryville, MO passed away at 9:56 pm Friday, February 3, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Hoehn will officiate.

Visitation celebrating Kay's life will be held 12:00 o'clock noon Friday until the time of the service at the Waters Funeral Home. 

Kay was born on December 30, 1942, in Louisiana, MO, the daughter of Harve and LoAnna (Nutgrass) Wright.

She was united in marriage to Michael "Mike" Dean  Elders on June 5, 1964, in Potosi, MO.  He survives her of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Chris Elders and companion Rick Butler of Troy, MO; brother, Jeff Wright of Vandalia, MO; special nephews, Brandon Wright of Vandalia, MO, Chuck Elders of Park Hills, MO, Jimmy Elders of Park Hills, MO and Doug Elders of Crossville, TN.

In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by her in-laws, Ralph and Loretta Elders.

Kay graduated from Van-Far High School in the class of 1960.

Kay enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, attending to her flower beds and her animals especially her dogs and cats.  In her younger years, she enjoyed riding horses.  Kay enjoyed the friendship of many friends and was always there to lend a hand in any way she could.  Kay's biggest love was her family.

Honorary pallbearers will be Berwyn Lewis, Chuck Elders, Barry Sparks, Shurl Moss, Larry Stephens and Brandon Wright.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Care Center or Community Loving Care Hospice, in care of the Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Kay's memorial page at  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kay Elders, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 10, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 10, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 424

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree