Marilyn Kay (Toynbee) Elkinton


Kay Elkinton

Marilyn Kay Elkinton (known as Kay), 69, of Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband and daughter on Monday, March 20, 2017. Kay was born on July 8, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas to Clifford and Fleta (Climer) Toynbee. She attended and graduated from Olathe High School in 1965.

Kay is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Fleta Toynbee and two brothers, Jerry and Kenny. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Ron Elkinton of the home, two sons, Timothy Lee Elkinton and his wife Julie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Bryan Eugene Elkinton of Overland Park, Kansas, and daughter, Kristi Robin McNeall and her husband Kevin of Kansas City, Missouri. Left behind to cherish her memory are her five grandchildren, Hunter Elkinton, T.J. Elkinton, Easton Elkinton, Noelle Elkinton and Kennedi Forsythe. She will be sadly missed by her two brothers, Chris Toynbee and his wife Connie of Olathe, Kansas and Chuck Toynbee and his wife Sherri of LaCygne, Kansas.

On April 20, 1968, Kay married the love of her life. Kay and Ron met at a dance hall and 6 weeks later they were married. Ron was being sent off to fight in the Vietnam War and Kay didn’t want him leaving without a reason to come home. They were inseparable. Together they raised their three children: Timothy Lee, Bryan Eugene and Kristi Robin whom she loved dearly. Kay worked as a secretary at Washington Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas, for 30 years. She was better known as “Queen Kay” to her coworkers due to her “blingy” style.

Kay enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was known to host some great parties. She wasn’t shy about boasting about her kids and grandkids to anyone that would listen. Some of her most favorite times were with her husband, Ron, vacationing in Florida along with her brothers riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles together. She also loved going to bike night at Rawhide Harley where she was well known by all the staff. One particular staff member, Hollywood, visited Kay often when she was unable to leave the house. His visits brightened her day and lifted her “spirits”.

She had a wonderful life filled with love and laughter. Kay will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met.
Kay will be cremated according to her wishes. A Memorial Service honoring the life of Kay will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23rd at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street, Olathe, Kansas. Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Olathe Hospice 20375 West 151st Street Olathe, Kansas 66061

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