Katie Mae Kelly Hake
A celebration of the life of Katie Mae Kelly Hake will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012 which would be her 86th birthday. Pastor Ernie DeLoach will preside over the service. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Castillo and Thurston's Mortuary, 328 Truman Ave., Key West. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Southern Keys Cemetery.
Katie Mae was born in Bath Township, N.C. on July 18, 1926, the daughter of Fenner Otis and Edith Mae Bell Kelly, descendants of early settlers of Eastern North Carolina. Her husband Jake M. Hake preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Lynda Hambright (Tom) of Key West and William Davis (Judy) of Newport News, Va., three grandchildren (Kelley Davis Daspit, Brett and Kenny Huey Jr.) and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Mitchell Kelly, sister Irene Elks and sister-in-law Anna Kelly, all of Virginia.
Hake was a resident of Key West for more than 60 years and ran two very popular restaurants, Chuck's on Duval Street in the 1960s, and in the 1970s, Bees on Stock Island. She was a member of Fern Chapter No. 21 Order of Eastern Stars and served as past matron and grand representative of Florida to North Carolina. Hake also served as the president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Lower Keys Medical Center, and worked with many other charities throughout her residence in the Keys.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lower Keys Medical Center for the excellent care she received from the emergency room, second and third floor and especially Dr. Kostiya Peki and his staff in the Intensive Care Unit.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Castillo & Thurston's Key West Mortuary.