In memory of
Kay Gleim Poitras
Mrs. Kay Gleim Poitras, a resident of Haines, FL, passed away on Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her daughters. Kay was born on Jan. 8, 1931 in Harrisburg, PA, and was the beloved only child of the late David Ivan and Jennie Romaine (Gault) Gleim. Kay grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA, graduating from Mechanicsburg High School in 1949. She was Vice-President of her senior class and also voted Best Personality. She went to graduate cum laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, with a major in English. She moved to Winter Haven, FL, with her three daughters from Japan in 1967. She began substitute teaching at Elbert Elementary School while earning her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Continuing at Elbert for a dozen years, she taught 3rd grade was the reading and literacy specialist, followed by four years at a private school. Kay then created and supervised an after-school tutoring program called Homework House for six years. She was an active member of the Winter Haven Library Board and was the power behind a program called Excellence In Reading. Kay met her husband, Edward "Ted" W. Poltras, in 1971 and they were married in January of 1973 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Auburndale where they were active members for close to 50 years. Kay and Ted were deeply committed to the St. Alban's community and a life of service, especially lifting up those in need. She will be remembered as a kind, funny, hard working woman who lived her belief to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. A dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend, Kay leaves behind a legacy of positivity, faith, family, friendship, and love. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and her dear grandson, Connor Caracappa. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Julie Felps, husband Peter, and their sons Jordan and Gus; Jill Freeman, husband Bruce, their son Jack, and daughters Kane and Sloane; Jennifer Caracappa, husband Glenn and their daughter Kate and son-in-law Alex. Due to the pandemic a memorial service in Kay's honor will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1125, Auburndale FL 33823, the Alzheimer's Association act.alz.org/donate, or your local food pantry. Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home, 108 Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 967-1167
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Kay Gleim Poitras
Mrs. Kay Gleim Poitras, a resident of Haines, FL, passed away on Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her daughters. Kay was born on Jan. 8, 1931 in Harrisburg, PA, and was the beloved only child of the late David Ivan and Jennie Romaine (Gault) Gleim. Kay grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA, graduating from Mechanicsburg High School in 1949. She was Vice-President of her senior class and also voted Best Personality. She went to graduate cum laude from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, with a major in English. She moved to Winter Haven, FL, with her three daughters from Japan in 1967. She began substitute teaching at Elbert Elementary School while earning her Masters Degree in Elementary Education at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Continuing at Elbert for a dozen years, she taught 3rd grade was the reading and literacy specialist, followed by four years at a private school. Kay then created and supervised an after-school tutoring program called Homework House for six years. She was an active member of the Winter Haven Library Board and was the power behind a program called Excellence In Reading. Kay met her husband, Edward "Ted" W. Poltras, in 1971 and they were married in January of 1973 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Auburndale where they were active members for close to 50 years. Kay and Ted were deeply committed to the St. Alban's community and a life of service, especially lifting up those in need. She will be remembered as a kind, funny, hard working woman who lived her belief to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. A dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend, Kay leaves behind a legacy of positivity, faith, family, friendship, and love. She was preceded in death by her loving husband and her dear grandson, Connor Caracappa. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Julie Felps, husband Peter, and their sons Jordan and Gus; Jill Freeman, husband Bruce, their son Jack, and daughters Kane and Sloane; Jennifer Caracappa, husband Glenn and their daughter Kate and son-in-law Alex. Due to the pandemic a memorial service in Kay's honor will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Alban's Episcopal Church, PO Box 1125, Auburndale FL 33823, the Alzheimer's Association act.alz.org/donate, or your local food pantry. Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home, 108 Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale, FL 33823 (863) 967-1167
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. New trees will be planted in the Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota, and planting will take place at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall) by a team of certified arborists.

Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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