Clerk/Dispatcher Katherine “Kay” (Mason) Divis (1937-2019)


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Katherine “Kay” (Mason) Divis

Kay was born October 28, 1937 in Cleveland to Alden and Mary (Spencer) Mason.

Kay joined the Springdale Police Department and worked there for many years as a police clerk / dispatcher.  She was the type of person who, like on Christmas 1991, would work her off day so that another employee could be home with family.  She was also very active in the regional law enforcement database user groups and in the Hamilton County Police Association.

When a friend of hers passed away under hospice care, she noted that patients commonly become frail and thin and in need of lightweight warm covering – so she started crocheting afghans and donated dozens of them to a Blue Ash hospice for their patients.

Dispatcher Divis died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia, at the age of 81.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Divis (1991).  Dispatcher Divis is survived by her children, Sue Dostal, Barb Dostal, Rick (Joan) Dostal, and David (Karen) Dostal; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Phil Nichols; sister, Isabel Hutson; and brother-in-law, Jack (Jo) Mason.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Cross Roads United Methodist Church in Huntington.  She will be buried in Spring Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Cross Roads United Methodist Church Youth Fund.

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