Funeral Time: Friday, October 13th at 11:00AM
Katherine Stewart died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Buies Creek, North Carolina, predeceased by her parents Blanche and Kirkwood Stewart, her brother David Stewart, and James Blaine Holloway, Jr., M.D., her husband of 71 years. Graduating from Duke University Nursing School she became Chief Nurse of Plastic Surgery. Kay was passionate about flowers serving at the Holiday Market at Ashland, and the Hunt Morgan House. She was head of Alter Guild at Christ Church Cathedral and decorated the Iroquois Hunt Club, both for seven years. She and Dr. Holloway restored Caveland, the historical home of Lt. Governor Hickman. Kay hunted with the Iroquois for 22 years and was a founder of the Woodford Hounds. Dr. Holloway and she impacted the community of Lexington with their vision and achievements. The Holloways started the High Hope Steeplechase and Equestrian Events. Kay was at Dr. Holloway’s side as he ran the 1978 Equestrian World Championship, now the Rolex Three Day Event. Kay loved touring gardens visiting 48 states and 46 countries, Africa being her favorite. She is survived by Elizabeth Playforth (Herman), Katherine Potter (Berry) and James Blaine Holloway, III, all of Lexington; three grandchildren, Nelson Martin, Sarah Martin, and John Playforth (Krupa); and Simran Holloway Playforth, her great-granddaughter. She was loved and treasured for her grace, dignity, strength and love of life. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 12th, from 4 pm to 7 pm at 6105 Sulphur Well Road, Lexington, KY. A Memorial Service will be on Friday, October 13th at 11 am at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Special Music Fund, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 533 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40508 and Bluegrass Hospice Care, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY 40504.