Kay Kemp Stiles

April 19, 1938 - August 29, 2021

Kay Kemp Stiles, age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 19, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Virgil and Josephine (Davis) Kemp. Kay was a graduate of Mercer High School in PA. Following graduation, she attended Grove City College in Grove City, PA. Kay went to medical technology training at the University of Pittsburgh. While in college, she met the love of her life, Thomas. Later they moved their family to New Castle, DE where they raised their children.

Kay was an avid sports fan, especially anything involving Pittsburgh. She will always be remembered as a dedicated wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Kay, was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra K. Stiles; sister, JoAnne DeAngio; nephew, Matthew J. DeAngio; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Kemp. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Thomas Walter Stiles; children, Susan J. Stiles, Jody L. Kern (Robert), and Dana K. Price (Stephen); brother, James Kemp; brother-in-law, James DeAngio; grandchildren, Alexander, Claire, Cameron, Lauren, and Samantha; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately at Christiana Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kay’s memory to Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, Christiana Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE, 19702, or to Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 North Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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11 Condolences for Kay Kemp Stiles

  • Dear Stiles Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Stiles. From playing in her home to sitting on the beach to seeing her at the mall. She will be missed. Her legacy is all of you and what a lovely family she has raised with Tom. God Bless Kay.

  • Susan, we just wanted you to know how very sorry we are for your families loss. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  • My heart aches hearing this news,
    my love to all in the Stiles family
    I’m so sorry I’m out of town this week
    Love and prayers to all at this time
    Our mom’s in heaven stay within us forever❤️

  • We were so very sorry to learn of Kay’s passing this morning. She was such a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. While not having seen her in many years, we were able to keep in touch with her and the family (whom we dearly cherish) through social media. She always had kind words for us, and she and Tom were always our greatest supporters through the years as the girls made their way through high school. We deeply feel their loss as we feel they are all part of our family. We will be with you in spirit and prayer during the coming days.

  • Our deepest condolences to your family during this time. Your mother was a wonderful person and she will truly be missed.
    Ken & Geri Schilling

  • Mrs. Stiles had such an impact on my life. Her smiles, stories and always welcoming me into her home. She made the best ham and cheese sandwiches. I know that you and my mother are in heaven chatting away. Will always remember the fond memories. Love, Chanel

  • Our sincere condolences on your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our hearts are saddened by the news of your Mother’s passing. Our friendship with Kay began in 1969 when Susan was one of my students and she was a classroom mother. Kay was always pleasant, positive and helpful. Our friendship rekindled when she and Tom moved to Penn Acres. They were a delightful couple to play bridge with. Our deepest sympathies to you three girls and your Dad. Pleasant memories will be with you forever.

  • Stiles Family:
    So sorry for your loss.

    Robert Faries
    Susan Faries-Burkholder

  • My prays are with the Stiles family in memory of Kay. I had the pleasure of meeting Kay through her daughter Jody. Kay was surely a very kind and sweet person, and Kay was always friendly to me.. The video was just beautiful and a keepsake for many memories to hold .

  • Dear Tom,
    Sincere sympathy and love to you and your family. I remember Kay with a smile on my heart. We had a lot of good times and fellowship at Christiana Presbyterian. May God bless and comfort you all.