Billie Kay Terwiske, age 69, of Ireland, Indiana, passed away at 9:46 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, at St. Charles Health Campus, in Jasper, Indiana.

Kay was born on May 30, 1952, in Washington, Indiana, to William and Emily (Lindley) Lee. She married Bruce Terwiske on March 22, 1986, at the United Methodist Church, in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Kay was a 1970 graduate of Shoals High School. She was crowned Miss Martin County on July 23, 1968. Kay was a sales representative for Stens Corporation for over 20 years. She was also a sales consultant and director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., for over 40 years, where she had earned several awards within the organization and was a pink car driver.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland, Indiana, CHRP, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and the Loogootee-Shoals Chapter of Tri Kappa. Kay enjoyed gardening and flowers, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Terwiske, of Ireland, Indiana; one son, Bryant (Amy) Trambaugh, of Loogootee; three grandchildren, Kayla (Chad) Wurst, and Carson and Coen Trambaugh; one great-granddaughter Wurst on the way; two sisters, Diana Key, of Bedford, and Shelley Allbright and husband Ron, of French Lick; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 12th, in St. Mary Catholic Church, in Ireland, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel, in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.

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