Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Kay Marie Billings\n\r\n\t\t\t\tKathryn (Kay) Marie Billings, 73, of West Des Moines passed away on March 8th, 2016 at Arbor Springs Care Facility. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 11th from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday evening at the Sinnott Funeral Home located at 2030 Highway 5 in Albia, IA. There will be a Christian Wake Service held at 6:30 PM Friday evening at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia, IA at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Kay will be laid to rest following the funeral services in St. Mary's Cemetery in Albia. There will be a short lunch reception following the burial at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Kay was born on May 2nd, 1942 in Adair, Iowa. She is the daughter of Marcie Cunningham (Breen) and Dr. Don W. Cunningham. Kay was married to Jim Billings on December 16th, 1961 and they shared 54 wonderful years together. They were blessed with three children (James "Scott", Christopher, and Marcie), six grand-children (Michael, Hailey, Brooke, Nick, Zach, and Cole), and two great-grandchildren (McKinley & Maddyn). Kay graduated from Holden High School in 1960 in Holden, Missouri. She attended NE Missouri State in Kirksville, MO and graduated with a degree in speech pathology. She also graduated from Drake University with a degree in elementary education. Kay worked in public schools throughout Central Iowa. She also taught English as a second language at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Kay enjoyed movies and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Jim Billings of West Des Moines, IA; her son Christopher (Jill) Billings of Bentonville, AR; six grandchildren, Michael, Hailey, Brooke, Nick, Zach, and Cole, two great grandchildren, McKinley and Maddyn; she was raised with Charlie (Jan) Cunningham of Salem, MO; and Ira (Senna) Cunningham of Tulsa, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Don (Marcie) Cunningham of Albia, IA; her son Dr. James S. Billings of Urbandale, IA and her daughter Marcie Billings. Memorials made to St. Mary's Cemetery in Albia. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia..