"So, here's the plan..." -Kay Sarginson
  • 72 years old
  • Born on January 26, 1947 .
  • Passed away on February 11, 2019 .

Marian Kay Hildebrant Sarginson passed away suddenly at the Melech Hospice House in Tampa, Florida on February 11th, 2019.

Kay was born on January 26th, 1947 in Carrolton, Illinois to Marion "Hildy" and Mozelle Garrison Hildebrant. She is survived by her beloved son, Don David Sarginson and his wife Melissa, grandchildren Boston and Gigi Sarginson of Plant City, Florida; Grandson Ian Sarginson and wife Alissa; great grandsons, Dawson, Ace and Finnley Sarginson of Berea, Kentucky; Grandaughter Sara Sarginson and daughter-in-law Betsy Sarginson of Tampa, Florida. Sister Karen Hildebrant Buckman (Jerry) of Houstan, Texas; Uncle Bob Garrison of Moore, Oklahoma and nephews Gabe Parrott (Tonya) of Paris, Missouri and Sam and Tim Buckman of Houston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Carol Hildebrant Parrot.

Kay was a graduate of Carlinville, High School in Carlinville, Illinois where she was active in Student Council and was Homecoming Queen. She earned a B.A. from Southern Illinois University and M.A. from University of South Florida. Kay proudly owned an executive recruiting business that she operated for over 30 years.

Kay was very active in her son and grandchildren's activities and sports. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid bookworm. She will be dearly missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at the Hillsborough Sheriff's Fraternal Order of Police lodge located at 9001 Taylor Rd. Seffner, Florida 33584 from 4-6pm.

Please come and share your wonderful memories of Kay. Any of her friends are welcome to attend her service. Those who are unable to attend will have the opportunity to still be a part of this via a live stream, where you may leave stories, love and support for the family via comments. The live stream will be available to view afterwards, if there is a conflict in your schedule, via FB as well as an outside link for those who do not have FB. (That link will be posted here when ready). Please feel free to share this information with her friends.

Please text or call Melissa Sarginson, her daughter-in-law, for further information or questions at 813-731-2910

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
Friends of Temple Terrace Public Library, Inc.
202 Bullard Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL 33617


Posted by Dan Polen on March 26, 2019
Our condolences to Kay's family. She was a dear friend and will be missed greatly. She always had a friendly ear to talk about the Grandkids.
She will be correcting our spelling and grammar in heaven.
Posted by Pilar Saad on February 15, 2019
Our condolences to Kate's family and friends. She will be missed. She was a very kind neighbor, so bubbly and friendly. We are sorry for your loss. It is our loss as well.
Posted by Dolores Strait on February 12, 2019
Kay was wonderful, thoughtful, kind brave and reverent and could have run the world with kindness and dignity. We have truly lost a great treasure and heaven is enriched forever.
Posted by James Behrens on February 12, 2019
Kay was a treasure in all respects. Extremely social, helpful, interested, reliable, and just one of the best people in most other people's lives. Always cheerful, informative, and so very aware of what was going on in the neighborhood, and other resident's lives. There are very few people of her stature, and it was an honor to know her. She will be sorely missed by all of the many friends, relatives, and people whose lives she touched. She was literally in a class by herself. Jim Behrens, 4520 Sweetwater Lake Drive.
Posted by Susan Schubert on February 12, 2019
Kay, dear Kay, had a big heart and lots of love for people. She was an extremely bright lady who could cover a lot of topics easily. What we planned for an hour visit usually turned into two or more hours. She loved books and often shared some with me. Kay was my proof-reader for things I wrote; as an English major, she could spot an error or a poorly arranged sentence in a second. At our Condo Association she had a mind that could remember business going back twenty years; she was the "maven" for our community. I will miss her so much.   Love, Susan Schubert

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