Patricia Kay Gegenheimer
Patricia Kay Gegenheimer, 79, of Vincennes, passed away at 6:00 pm EST at the West River Health Campus in Evansville on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

She was born June 23, 1940 in Portland, Indiana to George Thomas and June (Morrical) Denney.

Kay retired from Vincennes University as Chair of the Reading Department and was a supporter of the Knox County Child Abuse Prevention Program. Prior to starting at Vincennes University, she taught at Frankfort, IN, Greensburg, IN, North Knox and Head Start. She was active in the Old Town Players and started the Women in Transition Program. In her free time Kay loved to read, travel, and spend time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband Jerry W. Gegenheimer whom she married on September 3, 1960 in Dunkirk, Indiana; her daughters Laura Barker and her husband Daryn of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; and Julie Prather and her husband Mike of Greenfield, Indiana; her brother Don Denney and his wife Jeanette of Winter Haven, Florida; and her grandchildren Daniel Barker and his wife Hannah of Houston, Texas; Ashlyn Barker of Sellersburg, IN; and Kelle Prather of Indianapolis, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son Jay Gegenheimer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 27, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Tromley officiating. Entombment will follow in the Tower Mausoleum II at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00 pm EST Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Vincennes University Foundation Scholarship Fund for non-traditional students.
Published on January 24, 2020


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Madelyn Anderson Ferris
Feb 02, 2020
Kay was my 3rd grade teacher and my first experience in elementary school after moving to Greensburg, I loved her so much. Blessings to all the family.