Kay Ann Karnish

Kay Ann Karnish

February 23, 1939 – July 13, 2022

 VISITATION: Friday, July 15th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, July 16th at 10:30am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Mary Our Queen Education Fund.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


Kay Ann Karnish, 83, died peacefully among family on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Kay was born on February 23, 1939, in Columbus, Nebraska, to Fay Larimore and Virgnia Miller. Kay was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Judy McLaughlin and Rita Grasso, daughter-in-law, Cindy Karnish; and granddaughter, Nicole Dolphens.

Kay and Ronnie were high school sweethearts and married on August 16, 1958, in Omaha where they raised their five children. She will be remembered as a kind, gentle, caring mother and grandmother who was adored by everyone.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ronald Karnish, one month shy of their 64th anniversary; five children: son Donald Karnish, son Michael Karnish (Kristal), daughter Laurie Callahan (Mike), daughter Vicki Dolphens (Frank Jr.), and son Mark Karnish (Sonja); eleven grandchildren and four great-grandsons; sister, Ruth Wiksell (Wendall); sister-in-law Joann Johnson (Bud); sister-in-law Hazel Karnish; and many nieces and nephews.


  • Don Karnish Posted July 14, 2022 6:47 am

    Love you mom. So happy you are in a peaceful place now. Thanks for everything h you have done for us. Love you Donnie , Cameron , Jourdain and Landon

  • Kathy Cotton Posted July 14, 2022 7:27 am

    Please accept the Cotton’s sicere condolences. Sending prayers your way during such difficult time.

  • Sharon Maull Posted July 14, 2022 10:31 am

    Sonja and Mark and the whole Karnish family – we are saying prayers for all of you. Please take comfort in knowing your mom is no longer suffering and she is in a better place. Love and peace to all of you.

    Sharon Maull

  • Charmelle Brown Posted July 14, 2022 10:42 am

    To the Karnish Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Susan Jensen Posted July 14, 2022 2:10 pm

    Hope you all find comfort knowing that she is in a better place. You have such wonderful memories. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to all! Love Ted and Sue Jensen

  • Susan Jensen Posted July 14, 2022 5:10 pm

    I hope you have some comfort knowing she’s in a better place and all the wonderful memories you have!!

  • Susan Jensen Posted July 14, 2022 5:13 pm

    I hope you find some comfort in knowing she’s in a better place and all the wonderful memories you have.

  • Cameron Karnish Posted July 16, 2022 11:06 am

    Love you Grandma!

  • Erin E CallahanHalpin Posted July 17, 2022 1:40 pm

    Dear Laurie, Mike and all Karnish families; My deepest condolences the all. So blessed with a wonderful loving mother. May your memories bring you solace and eventually joy. 💖

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