Margaret Kay Vail, of Sapulpa, passed from this life September 18, 2020 at the age of 85. Kay was the daughter of Herbert and Margaret Reed. She was born July 30, 1935 in Independence, Kansas. She was a graduate of Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended National Business College in Tulsa.
Her first job after graduating was with Prudential Insurance where she met her future husband, Don Vail. They were married on February 10, 1956 and spent the next 63 years living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
Kay worked for the Sapulpa Council of Camp Fire for 25 years serving as Executive Director for 14 years. The impact of her service to the community is far reaching. Her life exemplified the Camp Fire Law…Worship God. Seek beauty; Give service & knowledge pursue. Be trustworthy ever, in all that you do. Hold fast onto health, and your work glorify, and you will be happy in the law of Camp Fire.
Kay’s hobbies include crafts, flower gardening, attending live musical and drama performances, creative package wrapping and collecting blue birds and angels.
She was a long-term member of First Christian Church in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. She served in many capacities but was happiest doing the unseen jobs. She loved the Builders Sunday School Class and served as class president and treasurer multiple times. She was always instrumental in organizing their annual Builders’ banquets. Kay also served as a youth group leader, youth Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, and VBS craft director. She loved decorating the building each year for Christmas along with countless banquets, weddings, showers, and historical events.
Kay is survived by her daughters Donna Vail and Susan Green of Sapulpa, OK and grandchildren Alex Green of Denver, CO and Bailee Green of Nacogdoches, TX. Surviving siblings include Lee Payne and husband Jack of Claremore, OK. There are many surviving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Don Vail, father Herbert Reed and mother Margaret Reed, and sister Jo Nunnely.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.
Services will be under the direction of Traditions Funeral and Cremation Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sapulpa First Christian Church.